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Upcycled Rusty Bike Fenders and Casters

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If you enjoy upcycling...reusing discarded objects to make something of value...I have a perfect project for you. It not only uses rusty junk but it's useful and it's also fairly easy to construct
  • upcycled rusty bike fenders and casters
What we're making is a memo board. After a little bit of digging in my pile of junk I came up with my supplies... a pile of rusty vintage casters, a rusty bike fender, spray chalkboard paint leftover from a dartboard cabinet, a scrap piece of wood (make sure it has a smooth finish), and half a shutter.
  • upcycled rusty bike fenders and casters
Cut out enough shutter slats for how large you’d like your chalkboard to be.  With a jigsaw I cut the ends of 9 slats.  Once you cut one end, the slats just pull right out.
  • upcycled rusty bike fenders and casters
Cut your scrap wood  a couple inches wider and taller than your shutter opening.  Spray with chalk board paint.
  • upcycled rusty bike fenders and casters
Sand down your shutter to get rid of any rough edges and chippy paint.  If you want your shutter a different color, now would be a great time to paint, before attaching any accessories.
  • upcycled rusty bike fenders and casters
I had 5 casters I wanted to use as hooks on the bottom of my memo board.  Measure, mark,drill and insert your caster.  Make sure the hole is a tight fit or use adhesive to secure.
  • upcycled rusty bike fenders and casters
Nail or screw the chalkboard onto the shutter from the back.
  • upcycled rusty bike fenders and casters
You were probably wondering what I was going to do with the rusty bike fender.  It’s a chalk holder of course!  A little sanding shows there is actually some good metal under all that rust.
  • upcycled rusty bike fenders and casters
Finished off the inside of the fender with a coat of bright red paint.

The fender was attached to the shutter with a couple of screws and nuts.

I’m sure he is the happiest memo holder you’ve seen all day.
  • upcycled rusty bike fenders and casters
The other half of this shutter was also made into a memo board. If you would like to see what you can do with a rusty rake head, you can find that memo board here. http://scavengerchic.com/2017/03/02/12650/

And for lots more pictures and 15 more shutter projects make sure you click on the link below.

To see more: http://scavengerchic.com/2017/03/13/rusty-bike-fenders-casters/

Got a question about this project?

  • Cindy Jo
    Cindy Jo Mc Kinney, TX

    Really cool! Love all the different elements you used that might have been trashed.

  • Brenda  S.
    Brenda S. North Brunswick, NJ

    This is awesome!!

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