This is one of the frames I picked up at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago. It was marked $1.75 but the green tags were 25% off that day.
I knew I was going to paint the glass with chalkboard paint so I didn't even take it out before spray painting the frame. I went with spray paint that is good for plastic since I'm pretty sure the frame is plastic.
While I was at it, I painted a few silver trays with chalkboard paint too. The small one is from the same thrift store and the round one is from the Dollar Tree.
When painting with the chalkboard paint don't worry when the first coat barely covers the surface. Especially on glass, mirror or metal. Let it dry and apply several coats.
I put the round one in our room on my nightstand.
The oval one went in the china cabinet behind our toasting goblets from our wedding.
I put the white one in our guestroom to leave a little welcome message to our overnight guests. I can't decide if I will hang it on the wall or just leave it leaned up like it is.
The thrift store is my favorite place to find frames to re-purpose. You cannot beat the prices!