A couple of months ago, I was at IKEA and stopped in my tracks when I saw this:
Not because I was overwhelmed by the Mona Lisa being painted by a strange boy, but because it was huge, framed, lightweight and clearance priced at $20. (Way cheaper than buying a big canvas.) And, it was the right size for this wall on our patio:
I could’ve attempted a mediocre painting. But, I decided the easiest—and most practical—solution was to turn it into a chalkboard.
There was just enough space between the frame and the art that I could insert a piece of cardboard and spray paint the frame. For the “art,” I went with our lucky number seven, but I think it’ll also be fun to use it for birthday wishes, holidays, menus, etc.
I can never pass up something that’s big, cheap and paintable.
When I was our Charlotte IKEA store a few weeks ago, there were still lots of these there. . .