Best of DIY Link Party & A Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard

Hi Everyone! I'm so excited about this party!

In case you don't know me, I'm Susan from Homeroad.

Homeroad is the home of repurposed and reloved things
primarily found on the side-of-the-road.

I take apart and rebuild the things I find to create new and 
unique items for the home.  I also paint furniture, re-work
thrift store finds, and oh did I mention... teach full time.

You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and

I hope you will follow me and see what I come up with next.

Today's project is one of my favorite finds.
This piece started out life as a table base.

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard

I kid you not! 

This is the base of the table and these are the legs. The shield shaped piece was attached to those jagged nails
that are sticking up between them ...

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard

I acquired this table in pieces from the trash 
and then dismantled the rest.

The center shield spoke to me... 

I turned it upside down,
tried it out in different ways, walked away... came back... 

And here is what I came up with...

I attached the piece with the jagged nails from the first
picture, across the bottom of the shield with glue and nails.

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard

I added a small piece of molding for a chalk holder
and a piece of wood for a shelf to the top of the piece.

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard

Next I painted the whole thing white except for the center.

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard

I painted the center of the piece with chalkboard paint. 

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard

I distressed the edges then added a hook to the bottom. 

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard

The hook is perfect for holding leashes, keys, or whatever...

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard

The antiquing technique on this IKEA pail can be found here.

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard

The chalkboard turned out gorgeous and just imagine...
 it was an old, broken table that was headed for the dump!

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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. .