Faux Mantel Shelf Chalkboard
I got this oversized frame sort of thing early in the year at a deep discount.
I wanted to add hooks on the bottom, but the area below the frame wasn’t roomy enough for that. I added a shelf, but raised it up a couple of inches from the lower trim in order to allow room for hooks. I picked up some brackets recently—they were too large so I cut them down on my miter saw. I used Gorilla Glue wood glue and my nail gun to attach the brackets.
This is the top of the shelf, you can see where I shot the nails through.
This is after some primer. You can see there is a blank space there under the shelf.
This is a picture after I’ve worked out the paint color. It is a gray, with some white washed over it.
I was trying to figure out which hooks I wanted to use. You can see I beefed up the space between the bottom and the shelf with some luan and plywood. I didn’t take any pictures.
While working with this oversized piece, the shelf and brackets were coming loose. I secured the shelf with a screw through the back.
You can see that this piece is huge. Those fence boards are 5.5 wide. It’s 48 inches wide.
I am really loving the functionality of this piece. I can see it in a kitchen, mudroom, laundry room, or a game room. The chalkboard is a piece of luan with chalkboard paint.
Love the color AND the detail of the molding.
I was having a difficult time trying to stage this monster!
Keeping it real here folks. These images were done with Picmonkey. My handwriting is bad, and it’s so much easier to write on the chalkboard pictures with a photo editing software.
This bad boy will be going to Glendale with me in October.
Where would you hang it?
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