How to Create a Farmhouse Kitchen Chalkboard

Here is a mirror I've had for a while. It's been painted a few different colors but now is repurposed into the perfect farmhouse kitchen chalkboard.

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I did this makeover in a round-about way... 


not knowing what I wanted to create until I got started.

My first thought was to add a box to the front of the mirror... 


a flower box style that could create storage on the mirror.

The base is a piece from a small curio cabinet I disassembled. 


On this base I built a box with scrap wood. 


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I attached the box and the base to the bottom of the mirror using screws, nails and wood glue. 



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As I said this project took on several changes as I proceeded. 

At first I began by painting the whole piece white...



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I wasn't happy with the weight of the old mirror so I changed my plans mid-way removing the mirror from the back of the frame and replacing it with a piece of pre-made chalkboard instead.


Turns out this was the perfect touch!



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I finished off the piece by adding knobs to the base, the perfect place to hang a leash, keys or a tea towel.


A quick distressing of the edges was all I needed to finally finish off this beautiful farmhouse kitchen chalkboard. 



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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. .