That's what! This was a $10 find at Marshalls over a year ago. I use it for important phone numbers, a short grocery list, reminders, and to declare my love of chalkboards.
This was a hideous 1960's repro of a classic impressionist painting. I liked the frame, so I kept it and spray painted chalk board paint right over that awful painting. Wha-la. Instant cute chalkboard. We use this one to teach my daughter to write her ABC's. She sits at her little antique desk right below and practices the "letter of the day". Cost: free.
I took this vintage silverplate tray, painted chalkboard paint over it, and hung it by a ribbon I wrapped around it's cute little feet. Now it's in the kitchen with a daily word or phrase on it. Cost $2 plus paint plus ribbon ($1 bin at Michael's)
Last but not least, my girls like to copy Mommy and doodle on chalkboards but alas, none were low enough for them to reach! Nothing a large $4 chalkboard complete with sawtooth hangers from the Salvation Army can't fix. Now it hangs outside on the back patio just high enough for little hands to reach. Problem solved.
Do you have a collection of chalkboards? Have you repurposed an item to make a chalkboard? I would love to hear about it.