Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Antique Framed Menu Chalkboard

This is a chalk menu board I created by preserving/stabilizing a lovely tattered antique frame.     

Above:  Details of the top center of the frame.

Some of the decorative pieces of the frame had been lost.  I sealed the remaining ornamentation and secured the frame connections and joints.

Mirrors originally occupied the three openings in the frame.  This tripartate style mirror was a common fixture in homes for centuries and was designed for hanging over the fireplace mantel.

Above:  Details along the side of the frame.

I made chalkboard panels cut to fit the openings where the mirrors once were (long gone by the time I discovered this piece) and installed them into the three openings of the frame.  I attached new wall-hanging hardware, thus giving this discarded old frame a second life as a unique menu board.

The menu board is now available at Home Again Consignment at 1019 E. 2100 S. in Sugarhouse.

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