How to Create a Farmhouse Kitchen Chalkboard

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Here is the 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.

How to Create a Farmhouse Kitchen Chalkboard

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 an small curio cabinet I disassembled. On this base I built a box with scrap wood. 

How to Create a Farmhouse Kitchen Chalkboard

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

How to Create a Farmhouse Kitchen Chalkboard

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

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

How to Create a Farmhouse Kitchen Chalkboard

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!

How to Create a Farmhouse Kitchen Chalkboard

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. 

How to Create a Farmhouse Kitchen Chalkboard
How to Create a Farmhouse Kitchen Chalkboard

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  1. I wish my brain could cook up all the ideas yours does!

    1. Hahaha Brenda... my husband would be happy if I would just cook up a little dinner instead :)

  2. What a great pairing to create something new. I love the functionality of this piece as well at the pretty. I hope that you can join us over at Sweet Inspiration and share this beautiful piece with us Susan. It runs Friday to Tuesday.

    1. Thanks so much Mary... I love to pieces together like this... it scratches my creative itch :)

  3. Your kitchen blackboard is different and very great looking, gotta love it. Don't you love it when things turn out so nicely when winging it?
    Don't know how many times have started something with a kind of plan but it changes as I proceed. Have noticed whatever I end up with is better than what I first envisioned, thank heavens. Enjoy your new chalkboard..
    Happy weekend


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