Upcycled Rusty Bike Fenders and Casters

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
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.
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.
Cut your scrap wood  a couple inches wider and taller than your shutter opening.  Spray with chalk board paint.
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.
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.
Nail or screw the chalkboard onto the shutter from the back.
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.
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.
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.

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