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