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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Menu Chalkboard

If you have been following my blog, you will remember my red and white bistro chairs.  Well, when I bought them at the flea market, they came as a 3-piece set.  I didn't want the table, because it was wobbly and ready to fall over, but the vendor said he didn't want to drag the table home with him so I saw that as a sign.  No, I mean a real sign.  What else was I going to do with it?  It was a free surface to paint something on.  So I copied a chalkboard I saw at The Paris Market in Savannah (which by the way looks way better than mine, but what do you want for free?) 
My husband discarded the wobbly base, and painted the table with chalkboard paint.  I came along with my acrylic paint and put my wording on it so that makes this a permanent menu board.  I confess it was a little hard to map my words in with the slats of the table, but over all I think it is fine.   Maybe I will put some coat hooks on the sides for hanging aprons.
 You can see from the way the table started out, most people, including my husband, would have trashed it.  I, on the other hand, like to create from nothing.
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NanaDiana said...

Very, Very cute, Maggie! What a great way to re-purpose an old table top! xo Diana

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What a great idea! And a wonderful way to create something out of nothing! Very clever!

Charlotte said...

Love it! This is Charlotte from Simi. I met you yesterday at Auborgine. Love your blog. I am a new follower!

Connie said...

You're very creative, great job. I love finding free or cheap items and putting my mark on them. You really took a nothing and turned it into a very special something. Connie :)

Bliss said...

Are you keeping it? Great trash to treasure for sure. The hole; do something with the hole, and yes add hooks for aprons how cute that will look.


Anne said...

What a cool idea.LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

What a cute unique chalk board! Love it!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Great use! I have done so little with chalk board paint, why, by the time I get around to it the craze will be over!!


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a great idea to put the chalk paint on the table..It is fantastic and what a difference from the original piece!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Maggie, What a very creative project! I would love to have this!!!! Very inspiring... making something with such WOW factor out of something tired and not being used! Wonderful!
I am a new follower!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I'm stopping by from Debbie-Doo's ...

This project turned out great! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

Your inspiration is ... well ... inspiring!



Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage said...

What a fabulous makeover - I love chalkboards and this one is so fun! Would be perfect for our It's a Cinch party that starts tomorrow! New Linky follower too.

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

I featured this today -- that's for linking up to our Pinteresting party! http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2012/03/pinteresting-link-party-week-33.html

Stacey said...

Very cool! Love this repurpose! You go girl! Using what you have! Love it! Thanks for linking up! So glad you did!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Unknown said...

This is so cool! I don't have a table or anything like this, but I desperately wish I did :) Amazing artwork, too!