Vintage Drawer Chalkboard

How to make a chalkboard from an old drawer. 

This is a simple and inexpensive project that anyone can do.

I wanted to create a rustic chalkboard quickly and easily
with just a few parts you may already have at home.

I painted the inside with Graphite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint which makes great chalkboard paint when you use several coats.

I added a metal number tag & a stained Scrabble rack for the chalk.

On the top I drilled two holes for a thick piece of jute to hang the chalkboard.

I recently found a huge roll of macrame jute at a garage
sale for $1.00...  I think I'm set for life in the jute rope department.

And that's it.

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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. This is the kind of project I just love...creative, easy, and looks oh so good! Thanks for sharing...pinning!

  2. That is an exelent idea! I love how simple the whole thing is! This would look great in my kitchen as well as my kids room:)

  3. Very cute. I love it too!

  4. LOVE it!! That number is the perfect touch!


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