Repurposed Architectural Chalkboards

How great were these old table legs...??

repurposed architectural chalkboard

Very cool but not as cool as they are now...

This chalkboard has great legs!

repurposed architectural chalkboard

I built a shelf for the top then painted the piece Pure White with Annie Sloan Chalk paint.  

 I gave the whole piece a color wash with French Linen.  

repurposed architectural chalkboard

You can do a color wash with a dry brush and a spray bottle of water. Dry brush your top coat lightly then squirt it with 
water and wipe it off. Keep doing this and rubbing off the 
top coat until you've reached the look you like.

I love the Restoration look I got with this paint treatment!

repurposed architectural chalkboard

I added a piece of trim to the top and a ledge for chalk.
The chalkboard was a pre-made chalkboard cut to size and glued in place. 

Two old cup hooks hold keys or in this case a porcelain house number.

The chalkboard stands on it's own or hangs on the wall 
using 2 D hooks attached to the back.

repurposed architectural chalkboard

And because I had 2 sets of legs, meet twin sister... 
Goldie...she's the gold glitzy sister.

I used Graphite paint with a gold accent of Gilding Wax.

repurposed architectural chalkboard

An upside down gold drawer pull holds the chalk.

repurposed architectural chalkboard

I think they'll look fantastic in someone's kitchen 
or entry way!

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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. .


  1. Not your run of the mill chalkboards! They've got class! Love them.

  2. Very neat!! They would look great anywhere. I like the hooks for keys etc. too.


  3. Super clever Susan! Your ideas amaze me.

  4. That's a definite golf medalist! I love the first one best as I am in my "light" mood/mode right now. Love the color and they are both ingenious!

  5. You really out did yourself Susan. This is just marvelous! I feel like it belongs in a Pottery Barn or Ballard Designs catalog. =)


  6. The first one really does look like RH~they should be so lucky to have your designs! I have to say that I think they're the nicest chalkboards I've ever seen, not joking! I love them! I've made a few in my day, but none as nice as this.
    xo Kathleen

  7. Awesome sauce! Really love how your chalkboards turned out Susan!


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