This easel was my 2nd Ana White project.
I decided to use an old picture frame to surround the chalkboard portion of the easel. I picked it up at an antique shop for under $5.
The wood was left unfinished, mostly because I ran out of time (I still haven't sanded the putty spots!). But now, I actually prefer it that way because it blends better with our furnishings. The legs of the easel are hinged so that it can fold up when not in use (I added removable pins on the tray support to make this happen).
This easel has been used every day - It has been such a great addition!
Thanks Ana for the great plans!