When I get mad I like to slam doors. I'll admit it. But today I learned my lesson because the gorgeous vintage frame I had next to the door fell off the wall and broke. Maybe this should be a lesson in secure picture frame hanging instead. But either way, I'm pretty bummed.
It was a really awkward oblong shape and I found it at a thrift store and all it came with was the frame and the glass. There was no back. As soon as I saw it I knew that I wanted it to be a chalkboard frame. I just painted the wall directly behind the frame with chalkboard paint and hung the frame without the glass on the wall.
Well when the frame fell off this is what I had (after I washed it off):
And I was totally inspired by the frame in this picture from Rue:
But I learned that it is nearly impossible to draw that much detail with plain old chalk, especially on the textured walls in our base housing.
So this is what it looks like now:
I had to draw something on it because I could NOT stare at the seemingly random black square in the middle of the wall every time I came in or left the house. But I don't like it like this at all.
It will be nearly impossible to ever find a frame that specific size again, so I suppose I could just find a new frame and repaint green where the frame doesn't cover. Or cover it up with something else. Or get a chalk pen and try to draw a detailed frame like the inspiration photo. I'd build a frame myself but I don't want just a plain old frame around it, I want something with more character. I'm so bummed about this. Does anyone have any suggestions?