• Hometalker
  • Huntington, NY

Make an Old Sign Into a Chalkboard

2 Materials
1 Hour

Be sure to save those old outdated signs you find at the thrift store or garage sales!

They can easily be turned into something pretty and new for your home!

make an old sign into a chalkboard

This old sign was a garage sale find with flip flops painted all over it. 

It is now a brand new, easy to make chalkboard with farmhouse style. 

make an old sign into a chalkboard

I began this project by painting over the flip-flops and both sides of the old sign with chalkboard paint.

I added the little "hello" with Chalk Couture, a fun little silkscreen process that takes minutes. You can find the link at Homeroad.net.

make an old sign into a chalkboard

Next, and as an after thought, I added a chalk shelf using an old Scrabble shelf.

These shelves are readily available on Amazon, Ebay, or at garage sales.

make an old sign into a chalkboard

Next, I painted the shelf black to match the sign.

I hung a buffalo check ribbon through the holes that were already there and that was it!

make an old sign into a chalkboard

That's all it took to turn an outdated thrift store find into an awesome new chalkboard. 

It's great to hang on a door for notes in your kitchen or on the door of student for notes.

Hang it in the kitchen for a quick note or reminder.

make an old sign into a chalkboard

The best part is, that this project couldn't have been easier! 

Please visit Homeroad.net for more details and links to the products I used by clicking on the GO BOX at the bottom of this post.

Resources for this project:

Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

Your comment...