With all the fad of chalkboards going on right now, I had to post mine. Sorry I don't have the before photos but this was an old frame purchased at a thrift shop which I spray painted to give an antique silver finish. Home Depot cut a ply board to size for me. Sprayed the plywood with chalkboard paint (was a little disappointed on the texture but what do you expect out of plywood?) and my brainsmart, not carpenter, hubby put it all together and hung it for me.