A Repurposed Chalkboard from a Door

The old door headboard turned out great!

But you know how I hate to have left over pieces 
when I make a project.

This was the end of the door I cut off.


The board slides out of here.

And the mitered trim pieces fit perfectly around it.


Are you with me on this?

I used wood glue and clamps and glued the trim in place.

Then I painted the trim white.

And painted the center with chalkboard paint.

Then I used an old window chain to hang it from.

And a chalkboard ledge to hold the chalk.

And now the left over piece from the headboard is a chalkboard!

Waste not, want not!

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  1. Aren't you clever to figure out a way to use every last bit! Your door headboard is wonderful and the chalkboard too cute. Well done.

  2. Looks really great! Now what are you going to do with the rest of the pieces?

  3. So clever an idea! I love your new chalkboard.


  4. Ahhh...perfect idea. I know what you mean about saving the leftovers. I have some leftover pieces to the garage door panel I have for my headboard.

  5. there ya go again! It's all good...very good...

  6. You are so creative! Love both projects!

  7. How clever is that? Awesome idea Susan!
    Have a wonderful weekend!


  8. So resourceful! And brilliant!

  9. Both pieces turned out great! Using left overs.... a fantastic way to do something good for Mother Earth:)


  10. Wondered where you were going with this...nice.:) Happy Weekend!

  11. You are so good about using every last bit of things...I would have saved the piece...but it would probably sit in a pile for while :). Looks great! Laurel

  12. You're good. That sums it up.



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