Let me catch you up to date. Rewind a few years—I had this foot board.
I parted it out and saved these two bedposts.
Recently, I cut it down so that I could use the piece on the left as a front leg for this:
Have you seen my flowerbed?
I was left with these cute little posts.
When I looked at them, I saw a great sign. What’s better than a sign? A chalkboard-- aka a sign that you can change on a whim! I planned it out by laying the pieces in place. The middle is a drawer front from a ReStore in Nashville.
I began by framing it out. I cut a couple of scrap 1x’s and a piece of thin plywood to size.
I used Gorilla Wood Glue and clamped them in place to allow each post to rest on either side of the bedpost.
I attached the thin plywood to the back of each post, then glued the drawer front in place.
I then got busy painting and glazing and forgot to take pics. It’s sort of difficult to take pics while your hands are covered with paint and stain. I used Sharkey Gray (Martha Stewart) and some stain by Minwax called Classic Gray as a glaze over the Sharkey Gray. Showing you the back, so you can see the glazing effect.
Look how sweet it is! Perfect for a wedding or a mantel, or a sofa table.
Y’all know how much I LOVE using bits and pieces! Have you seen my roundup of spindles and more?
Do you love it? What would YOU use it for?
See other great chalkboard ideas here:
see more bits and pieces projects here:
You're the queen.
I recently found a bed framewith head and foot boards for free on the road side. I want to make a bench but it is to long for the space I will put it. The head and foot boards are not flat across, the curve in slightly. How can I shorten it with out loosing it's integrity.
There are two options that I have used. It all depends on what style of bed it is. I have cut a little off of each side and brought the sides around as the arms. I've also cut some in half to make a corner bench. See the links below:
If you have any other questions, just ask!
Oh that is adorable Gail... I dont' know what I would use it for but I love it... maybe using it like you did for the next daughter that gets married!
So so awesome Gail! You are so creative, what a great project!!
And, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!! You are the best!!
Cher @ Designs by Studio C
Oh, Gail, that is so neat! You are so clever and talented - I always have such fun "stalking" you!!
Cher @ Designs by Studio C
I love this idea, I have just the quote in mind. Thank you for the inspiration!
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As always... you've made a great use of the leftovers. No waste!
That little saying on the sign is cute...
Is this something you have in your ETSY STORE? OR IS IT SPECIAL ORDER?
Julie @ follow your heart woodworking
Really cute idea. I thought you were going to make some candlesticks as you have before.
This is adorable....I have a couple of posts in the garage just waiting for me to come up with something genius to use them for!
Cute idea! I would use pieces like that as bench arms or feet.