When I bought this painting at the thrift store, I actually intended for it to be a sign for my porch. But then when I was spring cleaning my kitchen, I decided it would make a great menu board.. I had primed the entire thing off white when it was meant as a sign, but that just made it easier to make it a chalkboard. I used raft paint on the frame, a deep dark red. When I sprayed on the chalkboard paint some of the overspray got on the frame - I rubbed it on and added a bit more black craft paint giving it that sort of crafty antiqued look.
I'm really surprised by how much my family loves this. They all really like knowing what is for dinner each night. Especially my husband!