From Junk to Storage Idea: Organized Chalkboard


The was to create with spindles, moulding, or trim.
I had leftover moulding from kitchen renovations along with a thrift shop wine crate to work with.
So I came up with an upcycled crate that became functional!
The supplies I needed were: chalkboard contact paper, wood glue, stain, dark wax, and a rope handle.
First to do, was miter cut the moulding to the size of the lid of the box.
Setting those aside, I cut the chalkboard paper to fit on the lid and exposing 1/2 inch of the wood around the outside edges for gluing the wood trim on.
Then, smoothed the chalkboard paper on. Glued the trim on with a small amount of glue on the exposed wood area on the lid.
And, finally, added a cast iron griddle for weight until the glue dried.
Once the glue dried, I stained the entire box inside and out. Then dark waxed all of the crevices and imperfections for an aged look.
For the rope handle, I applied the dark wax to make it look old as well.
By slipping the rope into holes, a handle is made by tying the ends into knots at the inside of the box to hold it in place.
Hanging it on the wall makes a great memo board.
And keeping pens and pencils inside is a nice way to stay organized.

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