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{Reclaimed Lumber Turned Chalkboard} & announcing a giveaway!!


I LOVE old wood – and if it has old paint even better!  That’s why whenever I come across a scrap of old wood I save it.  Santi gets pretty irritated with my old spider filled wood piles, but all I see is potential :)

I really needed a chore chart for the kids that was nice and big.  So I decided to actually use some of the scraps that I cant throw away. 

The green strips are from my pantry door that I had to cut down to size and the weathered wood one is from the casing of an old door.


I cut them up to make a frame, then used a piece of fiberboard that I painted chalkboard on.  The fiberboard was attached to the back of the frame using staples.

To hang all of my old windows and doors I love using the hangman hook – about $10 for a big one at lowes – and it can hold up to 200 lbs.


There is a metal strip that attaches to the wall and one to the piece that you are hanging.  Each metal strip has a little angle on it and they hook into each other.  It also has a little level built in to it – some people are so smart.



I decided to attach my chalkboard to the back door – it’s the only spot where I had a big enough wall and a spot where the kids couldn’t miss it, I want this thing in their face!  With the door opening all the time, we also screwed the board in at the bottom so it was good and secure and wouldn’t bang around.


And after it was all hung…


I love the character of the old wood, makes me happy :)


I also loved that I had enough to make the 2 sides the same and then the top and bottom the same.  I love the look of the mixed woods also.

Aren’t 7 year old drawings sweet :)


So there’s my chalkboard, a big huge one that the kids cant miss!  No more excuses that they cant find their chore lists!  The chalk markers are from Michaels – I really like how the chalk stays put and wont rub off, plus the colors are fun :)


And I have a giveaway sponsored by Rod Works!!  This giveaway will only be open to those that have a Rod Works in there area (utah, Las Vegas and Gilbert Arizona)as it requires you to go the store and pick out your product.  Come back on 11/7/11 to enter the giveaway – it will be worth it, I promise!!


14 Responses to {Reclaimed Lumber Turned Chalkboard} & announcing a giveaway!!

  1. Kim @ Cheap Chic Home November 6, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

    That turned out great. It doesn't look like the kids will miss it!

  2. Andy's Attic November 6, 2011 at 11:53 pm #

    Great looking chalkboard. Love how it looks on the door!

  3. Diane Cayton-Hakey November 7, 2011 at 12:16 am #

    We left Arizona living 4 years ago. I don't recall a Rod Works store. Must go look it up.

  4. Jani November 7, 2011 at 5:25 am #

    I know that this is not about the post but I about to paint my whole house and I am looking for a good neutral color. Im leaning more towards a tan color (something similar to the walls in this post). Do you have any suggestions. I dont want a gold or pink tone to it!


  5. Rhonda November 7, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    I love that giant chalkboard! Do you kids really do all of those chores??

  6. Maggie @ SweetwaterBaby November 7, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    That is A-mazing!!! Might have to try this one myself! Thanks, as always, for the inspiration…you rock!

  7. heidivee November 7, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    Givin' you some chalkboard LOVE!! It's awesome. I have a bare spot in my kitchen just waiting for a "Menu" chalkboard. I just can't find a decent frame. I might have to come and see if you have any that I can buy. :)

  8. Carwin Candids November 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    I love that you can just take random old wood and make it look awesome! Very fun! And I love the little kid art, very cute!

  9. Jamie Lott November 9, 2011 at 1:11 am #

    I LOVE this! I knew my being a horder was a good thing! ;)

    Question though, do you erase this chalkboard? I painted something with chalkboard paint a while back and didn't realize the chalk markers wouldn't wipe off. Do they wipe off the fiberboard painted with chalkboard paint?

  10. Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} November 9, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Love it! I can't wait until my kids are old enough to do chores lol ;) I'm still in love with your revamped closet into shelves! Your so dang creative!

  11. janet November 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    That came out so nice and I love the look of the wood..

  12. hilary @ oldhouse.truelove. November 17, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    LOVE this!

  13. Diana @ AnyoneCanDecorate November 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    What a great idea!!! I have been planning on doing a chalkboard near or in my walk in pantry… But putting it directly onto the door is brilliant!!! Thanks for sharing <3



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