Creating an Architectural Chalkboard

5:30:00 AM

Today's project is one of my favorites... I love creating something from 
nothing and this project shows you just what I mean so
I'm re-sharing it with you today.

Creating an Architectural Chalkboard

This piece started out life as a table base.

I kid you not! 

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

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard

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 a few times, 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

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.
Creating an Architectural Chalkboard

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

Creating an Architectural Chalkboard

I painted the center of the piece with chalkboard paint. 

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard

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

Creating an Architectural Chalkboard

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

Creating an Architectural Chalkboard

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

Creating an Architectural Chalkboard

This architectural chalkboard turned out gorgeous and the fact that it was created from a broken table base that was headed for the dump makes it that much more adorable! It is going to the home of a very lovely couple
Happy Birthday Alexa!

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  1. Gorgeous is right!! I love it! You always have wonderful ideas, thanks for sharing them.

  2. I guess I missed this the first time around! such a pretty chalkboard Susan!

  3. Love the shape and especially what you did with it!


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