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Old Posted: 13-06-2008 , 10:23 PM #1
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Default Re-purposing: Picture Frame (Re-purpose this if you can - challenge)

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I have been given my next repurposing challenge. ...

And it's a toughie. An ancient, woodworm riddled, peeling, old, large picture frame. Found in an old derelict house in Leitrim. Would be great to light the fire! But no - I have an idea for repurposing it into......well, can anyone guess what it will become?

All I'll say it that it wont be a picture frame!
I know exactly how it will turn out - I can see it in my mind's eye finished and in daily use.


UPDATE: Finished at last. I painted the frame, filled it with hardboard, painted it with blackboard paint, used part of a brown front cover from the old sheet music and trimmed that with some very old wallpaper trim, added a piece of chalk on a string. Done.

UPDATE: Hubby not happy - Dog very happy!
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Old Posted: 13-06-2008 , 11:59 PM #2
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Default coffee table?

HI Kilk...coffee table...nope! but yeah, I see how it could be done. Good guess. Here's a hint - I'm a tutor and one of the tools of my trade gave me this idea!
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Old Posted: 14-06-2008 , 12:03 AM #3
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HI Kilk...coffee table...nope! but yeah, I see how it could be done. Good guess. Here's a hint - I'm a tutor and one of the tools of my trade gave me this idea!
How about a whiteboard/blackboard or noticeboard?

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Old Posted: 14-06-2008 , 12:26 AM #4
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i think chris is onto something, the mind boggles, cant wait to see it when its done, i wonder whom if anyone will guess correctly........
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Old Posted: 14-06-2008 , 12:40 AM #5
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a question on the topic of boards tho.. what did ppl go back to before the drawing board was invented?
Basics? (ok, so it's "get back to..." rather than "go back to...")
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Old Posted: 14-06-2008 , 12:52 AM #6
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Default you got it!

Well, feck ye' Chris....you cracked it. A chalkboard. A rustic, shabby chic chalkboard. Just like the ones on Etsy.com that cost a fortune and the makers spend ages "distressing" to look old. Mine has been getting distressed for decades! (a bit like me)

I think I'll get into a huff now and take meself and me chalkbaord off to bother the Dublinwaste-rs!
Cheers...Me
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Old Posted: 14-06-2008 , 12:57 AM #7
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Well, feck ye' Chris....you cracked it.
Looking forward to seeing the results of your handiwork, unapam.

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Old Posted: 14-06-2008 , 01:01 AM #8
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Default woodworm?

HI Kilk, Don't worry about the woodworm. They died of old age long ago!
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Old Posted: 14-06-2008 , 09:53 AM #9
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Great Idea Unapam Cant Wait To See The Finished Result
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Old Posted: 14-06-2008 , 10:04 AM #10
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Default Think it' d make a lovely mirror!

I mean I'd be looking to turn it into a large mirror! It would look really nice!
You know some of the wood we found in this place and given to us! Had to be re used. I wanted to have lots of wild birds in the garden so Mick made bird tables. They are pretty rudimentary but we really see them because they hold up to 5 to 6 birds at a time! Goldfinch, starlings, swallows, tits etc. We also have magpies but I feed them in the other side of the garden! They've learnt that south is for the wee ones only LOL
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Old Posted: 11-08-2008 , 01:05 AM #11
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Hi unapam,

Just noticed that you've finished re-purposing your old picture-frame. Great job!

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Old Posted: 11-08-2008 , 12:55 PM #12
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hi unapam, i.ve been dying to see the end result, as usual great work, very well done, i think most people would have thrown that frame out.....you are an inspiration !!!!!
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Old Posted: 11-08-2008 , 01:07 PM #13
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Would it do for a door for my car........I could put new adverts on it daily, weekly or monthly. (Reasonable rates)
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Old Posted: 11-08-2008 , 02:44 PM #14
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I missed your original post,but great finished product,I have to say that I wouldn't have seen what you saw in the original pic!

Well done,again :D
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Old Posted: 11-08-2008 , 09:45 PM #15
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Pam your a genius. I look forward to seeing what your next project is.
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