Creating an Architectural Chalkboard

Today's project is one of my favorites!

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.

Table Base Pieces for a 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.

Clamping together wooden table pieces
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.
Shelf with basket

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

Painting the outside of the chalkboard white

I painted the center of the piece with chalkboard paint. 

chalkboard with writing

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

Chalkboard on wall with heart

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

Bottom of chalkboard with hook

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

Chalkboard on wall with chalk heart

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, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .