Last week I showed you how I made some Photo Display Stands.
I’ve been too busy making another version.
I had some scraps in the garage, but the bead board was too thin to fit the pedestal/spindle. I am not sure what this (pedestal) is actually. I’m not even sure I remember where I got it. It may have been part of the JUNK jamie gave me for Christmas. I ripped the bead board pieces on my table saw so that they were the correct width to fit my 1×5 (?)
After the glue dried I put the board on the compound miter saw and cut through both layers. (the 1x and the bead board).
Voila! It’s done! This little pedestal thingy is actually plastic. I used Gorilla Glue (white) Dries Two Times Faster to attach the board to the pedestal and the finial on the top.
Do you remember that I was having a hard time figuring out a clip for these? Mostly due to the fact that the appliques were located at the top of the board. While having lunch with a friend last week, I was explaining to her that I was having a problem and I had a huge AHA moment! You know those kind where you just thump your forehead? YOU know you do that to!
I figured out that all I needed to do was to flip it around. I would like to say it was easy. It was mostly pretty easy. After all, I glued it with Gorilla Glue. I think because the joints were not perfect it made the job of twisting it apart a little easier. I had to make some adjustments on the nails, but that was easily done with a hammer. I like it a lot better this way. Originally I put it at the top because I didn’t want the photo to hang down and cover up the pretty applique. No matter how I tried to add a clip, it wasn’t working. Honestly, I probably would prefer using some of that poster sticky stuff to add a picture rather than put a clip on here I don’t like.
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I worked on some more of these over the weekend, planning to make them chalkboards. NOT, I decided that I like them as is. They are different than any of these 3. I really like making stuff with spindles! It’s sort of like putting pieces of a puzzle together.
I have a couple pictures of my Armoire Door Into a Chalkboard:
I am using chalk on this chalkboard instead of the chalk ink because I will be doing a lot of erasing — as I take care of my To Do List!
So there you have it, a bunch of updates! I have had a few productive days! I’m anxiously awaiting Spring! What is YOUR favorite thing about Spring? It is my very favorite season! Ever since I can remember I have loved Springtime!
See other great chalkboard ideas here:
see more bits and pieces projects here: