Chalkboard Message Center with Faucet Hooks

This project started out as a side of the road find...

chalkboard message center with faucet hooks

At first glance, 50 mph I thought it was a TV but at
the last minute I realized it was wood and kinda cool!

After a quick U turn in the middle of the road... it was mine.

I'm all about putting people in need of money to work so 
I hired my 22 year old daughter to do the painting this time.

I'm up to my eyeballs in projects and she needs the money!

chalkboard message center with faucet hooks

Ky gave the frame 2 coats of Old Ochre Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
then clear wax for protection. 

She did a great job but when the piece was finished I decided I didn't like the shelf... there was no bottom to the piece
 so hanging it on the wall wouldn't work.

I removed the ledge and the top arched piece from the shelf.

chalkboard message center with faucet hooks

I re-attached the arched piece to cover the holes in the frame then 
added 3 faucet handles to the front to work as hooks.

The faucet handles are raised up by attaching them 
to large nuts before attaching them to the frame.

chalkboard message center with faucet hooks

There was already a backing piece inside the frame when I found it so I gave the wood a couple of coats of spray chalkboard paint
and stuck it back inside the frame.

This extra large chalkboard message center
is perfect for an entry way to keep track of your
day and to hang leashes and keys. 

chalkboard message center with faucet hooks

I'm thankful for the help and I'm glad 
I stopped for this treasure!

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  1. I must say you find the best roadkill of anyone I know! Very smart what you did by removing the parts you didn't like or find useful. Love the faucet handles! I made a much more boring version of this (Plain frame and regular hooks) to sell at a show last year but it didn't sell. I'm thinking of redoing our entry way so I might just have to use it myself!

  2. Looks great. I have a cabinet door I have had for yrs wanting to do this but recently I tried to locate chalk and it is almost impossible to find. So I think I will do mine as a cork board. But I love this idea.

  3. I love it! What was it originally? Great job on up cycling... As usual :-)

    Happy Fall....

  4. I don't understand why people throw things out when they could donate them, but lucky you to have found such a usable piece. Adorable.


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