I saw it at an antique store in Williamsburg with a price tag of $50. I talked them down to $40 knowing I'd want to make a few changes.
I loved the color it was painted and the shelf they added on. But wasn't a fan of the stenciling. Plus, when you looked up close you could the matting was just hand cut pieces of construction paper. That had to go.
This was my Pinspiration for my project http://pinterest.com/pin/23925441743136525/
First, I scraped the stenciling off the glass with a little Goo Gone. Then I used a can of Chalkboard spray paint to turn the glass into chalkboard!
even Louie decided to pitch in on this project
Here's the final result
I love it! I'm so happy with how it turned out that I don't mind spending $40 plus a can of spray paint on it.
I may need to take some art lessons down the line but for now this will do. Plus, I can always erase it and draw something new. That's the fun of chalkboard paint :)