Best of DIY Link Party & A Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard

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Hi Everyone! I'm so excited about this party!



In case you don't know me, I'm Susan from Homeroad.


Homeroad is the home of repurposed and reloved things
primarily found on the side-of-the-road.

I take apart and rebuild the things I find to create new and 
unique items for the home.  I also paint furniture, re-work
thrift store finds, and oh did I mention... teach full time.

You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram

I hope you will follow me and see what I come up with next.

Today's project is one of my favorite finds.
This piece started out life as a table base.

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard www.homeroad.net


I kid you not! 

This is the base of the table and these are the legs. The shield shaped piece was attached to those jagged nails
that are sticking up between them ...

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard www.homeroad.net

I acquired this table in pieces from the trash 
and then dismantled the rest.

The center shield spoke to me... 

I turned it upside down,
tried it out in different ways, walked away... came back... 

And here is what I came up with...

I attached the piece with the jagged nails from the first
picture, across the bottom of the shield with glue and nails.

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard www.homeroad.net

I added a small piece of molding for a chalk holder
and a piece of wood for a shelf to the top of the piece.

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard www.homeroad.net

Next I painted the whole thing white except for the center.

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard www.homeroad.net

I painted the center of the piece with chalkboard paint. 

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard www.homeroad.net

I distressed the edges then added a hook to the bottom. 

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard www.homeroad.net


The hook is perfect for holding leashes, keys, or whatever...

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard www.homeroad.net

The antiquing technique on this IKEA pail can be found here.

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard www.homeroad.net

The chalkboard turned out gorgeous and just imagine...
 it was an old, broken table that was headed for the dump!

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26 comments

  1. I love it! It's so much fun to see the entire creation from start to finish:-)

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    1. Thanks so much Betsy! I love everything you do too! :)

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  2. I'm just blown away by this transformation! Not only is it beautiful... it is so so creative! I would love this to hang in my mudroom! Wonderfully done!

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    1. Thank you so much Yvonne... too bad you don't live closer I just added it to my shop :)

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  3. Oh Susan, I was so excited to see this chalkboard. I had read in our previews that it was a table base and now I see how. It's upside down! Very creative! Can't wait to see what you do with those legs!!! :) Jeanette

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    1. Haha the legs are huge and I'm thinking they'd make an awesome candle stick!! For a giant LOL
      Thanks so much!

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  4. Wow! What a stunning re-do! Gorgeous!

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  5. Absolutely amazing! I love how you would move it, come back, and movit it again. It came out amazing! Your creativity continues to surprise me. Great job, Susan!

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    1. LOL that is how I roll Meegan... try it upside down if right side up doesn't work!

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  6. Now that's thinking outside of the box.....love it! So pretty and so creative!

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    1. Thanks so much Anne! I try not to be in the box :) too boring!

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  7. Now that's a gorgeous transformation Susan. I'd love to have that piece in my home and I bet you are enjoying her too.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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    1. Thank you Kerryanne... actually it would look really good in your home! :)

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  8. wonderful makeover. I love chalkboards made from everything, but I have never seen one quite so unique as this one.

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    1. Thank you so much ... chalkboards are my favorite!

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  9. Holy Cow..you used every little piece...I'm surprised you didn't reuse the jagged nails...or did I speak too soon? Great recycle!!!

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    1. The best part Nancy is that there is another one from the other side!

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  10. You are so creative! This chalkboard is both elegant and useful and I love that you made it from things that most people would throw away.

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  11. That is an awesome transformation Susan! I love this so much! :)

    Nancy

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  12. Love love love this! I never would have guessed it came from a table base!

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  13. Talk about thinking outside the box! Awesome! You are very talented. Love it!

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  14. That puts a capital C in creative! I'm pretty sure I would've never come up with that. It's fantastic! Goes to show ... there really is something great hiding in everything. Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Dang you are creative! I love this. I never ever would have thought to do something like this. It turned out fabulously!

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