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?
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.