I made the suggestion to recover old framed paintings you might come across at the local thrift store. I was quickly crucified in the comments, but I'm sticking to my guns on the idea and today present to you something similar. I'm still defending the idea and think any use of an unloved item is a good one, even if it means there's a little DIY involved.
Over at Positively Splendid they've taken an old print that used to hang in the bedroom and turned it into a beautiful chalkboard for their kitchen. Since the frame was in excellent condition and they weren't in love with the print any longer, it seemed only logical. Sure they could have sold the framed piece of art to someone who would have appreciated it, then taken the money and bought something similar, or made their own, but the process seems so laborious when they had all the supplies they already needed. We love the look, the idea and the "use what you've got" statement behind it all. Check out more details on the project over at Positively Splendid. Do you like the look? Do you agree it was a good use of resources? Share your thoughts below! Image: Positively Splendid