Creating an Architectural Chalkboard

Today's project is one of my favorites!

Repurposed furniture legs chalkboard

I love creating something from nothing and this project shows you just what I mean so I'm re-sharing it with you today.

This piece started out life as a table base.

I kid you not! 

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

Repurposed Table Base Chalkboard

his table came in pieces from the trash and then I dismantled the rest.

The center shield was my favorite piece, it spoke to me. 

I turned it upside down a few times, 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.
Creating an Architectural Chalkboard

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

I painted the center of the piece with chalkboard paint. 

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

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

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

This architectural chalkboard turned out gorgeous and the fact that it was created from a broken table base that was headed for the dump makes it that much more adorable! It is going to the home of a very lovely couple
Happy Birthday Alexa!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  1. Gorgeous is right!! I love it! You always have wonderful ideas, thanks for sharing them.

  2. I guess I missed this the first time around! such a pretty chalkboard Susan!

  3. Love the shape and especially what you did with it!


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