Creating a Farmhouse Chalkboard

3 Materials
3 Hours
An old mirror gets a new life as a beautiful farmhouse chalkboard with a flower box for notes, memos or even flowers.
My first thought was to use the mirror but as this project progressed I decided that changing out the mirror was an even better idea.
I built a wooden framed box and attached it to a wooden base I had in my stash from an old curio cabinet.
I attached the mirror to the back of the box and painted the whole piece white... then I had a change of heart.
The mirror with the box was very heavy so I switched gears mid project and pulled the mirror out of the frame and inserted a piece of pre-made chalkboard to it.
The mid project switch was a great idea because the project took on a whole new look! I added some knobs to the front of the chalkboard that work as hooks to hold leashes or keys.
Please follow the link below to see the completed project at
This chalkboard is now perfect for writing notes, stashing coupons, and hanging keys and leashes.
Don't forget to click the link below to see the finished product! :)

Suggested materials:

  • Mirror   (thrift store)
  • Pre-made chalkboard   (Home Depot)
  • Wood scraps

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  • on May 10, 2016
    Love it! I would like to see a full picture of the finished product as well, though!

    • Homeroad Homeroad on May 10, 2016 Thank you and I would love to show it to you. Please click the link above where it says "to see more" and you will be able to see the step by step directions including the finished product. I will love for you to stop by and see what I create from other repurposed parts. Thanks!