Pedestal Chalkboard

2:00:00 PM

Today I'm making good use of the parts from 
a very unusual old trunk I found on the side of the road.

I'm repurposing one of the doors for this project.

This piece was hollow, no shelves, no bottom, and the side was cracked so I'm using it for parts.

repurposed pedestal chalkboard

The back of the door was perfect for the project I had in mind. 

The doors had a liner paper on them which I removed with water and a scraper.

repurposed pedestal chalkboard

I gave the center of the door a coat of black paint before
I added a piece of ready-made chalkboard cut to fit 
perfectly into the center of the door.

repurposed pedestal chalkboard

repurposed pedestal chalkboard

Using the base of an old lamp, I attached the new chalkboard to the base with a large screw and nut.

repurposed pedestal chalkboard

I decorated the chalkboard for the Holidays... 

a beautiful way to count down the days until Christmas!

repurposed pedestal chalkboard

And when Christmas is over this little pedestal chalkboard
will make a great little list keeper or Love note chalkboard.

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  1. This is definitely one of my favorite projects! Love it!
    Adina @ Simply Country Life

  2. I love that you used a pedestal (old lamp base) for this chalkboard Susan! it looks great


  3. that is so cute. everyone is going to want one.

  4. i love this!!! what a great idea to use pieces and parts. i would buy this if it was in a store. fun***

  5. Your ads are annoying. They show up at the bottom of your pictures and sometimes obscure the content.

  6. Such a talented and creative mine you have. Old trunk parts to cool chalkboard.

  7. I can't believe you scored that piece on the side of the road! I'm totally loving what you are doing with the pieces!

  8. What a great chance at a second life! Beautiful project.


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