Backgammon Chalkboard Shelf

This is a repurposed West Elm clearance aisle project that
will fit perfectly in a farmhouse inspired kitchen. 

Backgammon chalkboard

On a recent trip to West Elm I noticed they had a clearance table, everything on it was $2.95.

Great things can be found in clearance aisles as well as thrift stores. 

Always keep your eyes open! 

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Backgammon chalkboard

They had a great old fashioned looking Backgammon game on the table. 

I don't remember how to play Backgammon from back in my college days, but I sure liked the look of the vintage inspired board.  

When I got home I removed the center hinges and painted the inside of one side with chalkboard paint

I added trim, a metal handle to the top. 

I made the handle myself by bending a piece of metal. 

I also added a wooden piece of trim at the bottom to act as a shelf. 

I kept the label on the back in tact because it was so great looking.

I stenciled the word Notes with a stencil I made with my Cricut Joy vinyl cutter

If you're looking for a vinyl cutter to create smaller projects then this is the one for you. 

It is easy to use and it can be programmed from your phone or ipad as well as your computer! 

I just love the way mine works! 

Backgammon chalkboard

And now this beauty is ready for chalk!

It is the perfect little chalkboard for a small space or in a farmhouse kitchen! 

Backgammon chalkboard

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .