Friday, January 17, 2014

Chalkboards, Why Do We Love Them So?

What is it about chalkboards that we love so much?  Maybe it is that they evoke memories of cherished bygone school days?  Or perhaps it is because we can so easily erase and change them?  Is it the black and white that appeals to us or the fact that they help us organize our lives?  

I am not sure, but chalkboards remain a popular item to sell.  I sold one at the very first Farmer's Market I did 13 years ago, the beginning of my repurposing career, and I have been selling them ever since.  They don't fly off the shelf like they did in the past, but people still are seeking them.  
chalkboard repurposed chalkboards http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/01/chalkboards-why-do-we-love-them-so.html
I have made plenty on cupboard doors, and still do.  But I also like to look for the unexpected item to repurpose into a chalkboard.  When I spied what I think is an artist's clipboard at the thrift store (and hubby said, "What do you need that for?") I knew it was a chalkboard in waiting.
chalkboard repurposed chalkboards http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/01/chalkboards-why-do-we-love-them-so.html
I  used wire to hold open the clips for painting. 
chalkboard repurposed chalkboards http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/01/chalkboards-why-do-we-love-them-so.html
Two coats of paint, and my organization station is born.
chalkboard repurposed chalkboards http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/01/chalkboards-why-do-we-love-them-so.html
I love the added bonus of the clips to hold lists and whatnot.
chalkboard repurposed chalkboards http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/01/chalkboards-why-do-we-love-them-so.html
Here are a few past chalkboards I have made:


chalkboard repurposed chalkboards http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/01/chalkboards-why-do-we-love-them-so.html
Give thanks chalkboard rocks Beyond the Picket Fence http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
Repurposed headboard chalkboard Beyond The Picket Fencehttp://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/06/headboard-chalkboard.html
chalkboard repurposed chalkboards http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/01/chalkboards-why-do-we-love-them-so.html
chalkboard repurposed chalkboards http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/01/chalkboards-why-do-we-love-them-so.html
chalkboard repurposed chalkboards http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/01/chalkboards-why-do-we-love-them-so.html
chalkboard repurposed chalkboards http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/01/chalkboards-why-do-we-love-them-so.html
chalkboard chalk anything reclaimed wood bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com
chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/07/chalk-talk.html
chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/07/chalk-talk.html
chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/07/chalk-talk.html
chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/07/chalk-talk.html
Okay, I think I have made my point. ANYTHING, well almost anything, can be made into a chalkboard. Which of these is your favorite--let me know with a comment. Look for something unexpected and slap some chalkboard paint on that baby!
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6 comments:

  1. I have always loved your suitcase chalkboard! Your new organization station is super fun. :)

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  2. I think the headboard and footboard are my very favorites!

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  3. I was at the thrift store yesterday and found a really big clip board just like that. I spent the day today painting it with chalkboard paint... so I will just sell mine and not post it LOL... I love the way you think! All of your chalkboard projects are great Becky!

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  4. Headboard, footboard, chalkboard, all aboard! Fun, fun & more fun.

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  5. Wow, so many fun chalkboards Becky! I love making them too...I sold a bunch of metal trays turned chalkboards at my first ever occasional sale too...and they continue to sell now :)
    I can't pick a favorite...but I LOVE the artists clipboard and the with the lumber company ad...great finds!!

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  6. I so love chalkboards. I have a few in my house and give them as gifts. So fun. The clips are great!

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