Hey Ya’ll, what happened to fall?? It was hot here today…I might have even broken a sweat just by being outside!
Today I’m sharing how I gave new life to a little old shelf I found during this yard sale trip. You can barely see it in the bottom corner.
I’ve already tackled a couple of pieces, like the drop leaf table in the center.
Like I said, it’s just a little old shelf, but there were a couple of things that made me buy it.
I figured I would do something with it eventually. The brackets that hold the shelf are pretty long, so I thought this would make a great little dual purpose chalkboard!
I originally wanted to use it in our kitchen to replace the countless sticky notes plastered all over the counter. (Seriously, if it weren’t so late and dark, I’d take a picture of the insanity for you.)
Our system works though and I couldn’t find an ideal spot for it. Then I remembered I wanted to change out what was hanging above the boys’ bathroom towels!
Now I can use it to write reminders for my oldest son, Jack, my big middle schooler! (My dad used to call us “Love” and I find myself calling my boys that too.)
Here is Brennan’s view (he’s three):
That’s okay, he can’t read yet anyway.
After painting and waxing the shelf, I attached a piece of quarter-inch MDF that I spray painted with chalkboard paint. I attached it with little nails.
I found a leftover piece of trim in the garage to create a ledge for the chalk across the bottom.
I’m sure my boys won’t appreciate my little blue mason jars, but they were the perfect pairing for this ceramic starfish. Can you see what’s in one of the jars?
It’s a piece of cotton that my husband actually pulled over on the side of the road to pick for me…for our second wedding anniversary…the cotton one.
He really took that literally. It was actually very sweet because we later planted the seeds and grew a little bit ourselves! We’re adventurous like that.
This is also the perfect little project for our Get Your DIY on Fall Party Challenge. Do you know why? Because this week’s theme is chalkboard projects!
Here is what my beautiful co-hosts created for our challenge. Click the links below the image to see more.
Chalkboard Lampshade The Hankful House
DIY Fall Chalkboard Just a Girl and Her Blog
Little Chalkboard Folding Chair House by Hoff
Chalkboard Projects for the Fall Front Porch The Happy Housie
Here’s one more before of my little outdated yard sale shelf:
Not too shabby for one whole dollar. (I’ll be sharing this bathroom makeover soon!)
Dust off your old chalkboard projects or create a brand new one and come join us this Sunday, October 6th, at 7pm EST. Five blogs, one party! There’s so much goodness all in one place!
Check out all sixteen weeks’ themes for our Get Your DIY on Fall Party Challenge here.
Love you like… (the first thing that came to mind was Raisin Bran what??)..how about…fried chicken!
Love you like fried chicken…mmm 🙂
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!
I love to share at some of these great parties:
Home Stories A to Z Not Just a Housewife Kammy’s Korner The Happy Housie Design Dining and Diapers Liz Marie Blog Funky Junk Interiors Savvy Southern Style Tatertots and Jello DIY Show Off Redoux Interiors Between Naps on the Porch The DIY Dreamer Oh My Creative Little Miss Celebration Just a Girl and Her Blog Sand and Sisal Interior Frugalista House on the Way Addicted 2 DIY I should be Mopping the Floor Miss Mustard Seed