Monday, July 20, 2015

Old Chalkboard & Exposed Brick, Oh My!

Ah, I finally got a chance to hang something on the walls at my new OLD schoolhouse.  
 Old Chalkboard, brick, schoolhouse, vintage, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/07/old-chalkboard-exposed-brick-oh-my.html
This is a chalkboard that was from the schoolhouse and was hanging downstairs in the workshop.  While it is probably not original to the schoolhouse in 1932 because those would have been black, this was a chalkboard used in the school.  The school closed in the 70's and so by then the slates would have been changed to green chalkboards. Here is your fun fact for you: blackboards were changed to green because they are easier on the eyes and were changed in the 60's.
 Old Chalkboard, brick, schoolhouse, vintage, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/07/old-chalkboard-exposed-brick-oh-my.html
We had gotten accustomed to having a chalkboard in the kitchen in our old house to write our weekly menu on (which is loosely followed) and a grocery list.
 Old Chalkboard, brick, schoolhouse, vintage, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/07/old-chalkboard-exposed-brick-oh-my.html
It may look like it is hung low, but we have 12 foot high ceilings so it is hung as high as it can be for me to still be able to write on.  

I love it on the exposed brick (which was the school's coal chimney).
 Old Chalkboard, brick, schoolhouse, vintage, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/07/old-chalkboard-exposed-brick-oh-my.html
1 "project" down, 50 kajillion to go!


10 comments:

  1. I love the exposed brick too Becky. Also, that door to the left of the chalkboard is wonderful. Don't feel bad either, I moved into my "new" house last August & still have about 25 kajillion projects to go. Remember, slow & steady wins the race. Lol.

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  2. Your new home is killing me, how wonderful is this place? I love, LOVE the exposed brick!! I am enjoying following your progress so much.

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  3. Fantastic!! Love the brick and chalkboard...I keep telling you....A TV show?????

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  4. That looks so great on the brick! Is that a 'Jess' or 'Tess'? My oldest daughter is Tess :) I'm hoping to get my old green chalkboard out of storage this week!

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  5. Looks awesome, Becky! ♥your new home.

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  6. Becky, that is a sweet chalkboard and wall! Love the history on chalkboards too, thank you. You (and the comment by Deb) reminded me of the old saying: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. :) ~ Christina

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  7. What a sweet chalkboard! Loving the school brick too. Reminds me the small school I attended years ago. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  9. Love it, I have one down in the dungeon that is black, so maybe it's before 1960? I hope to put mine in my new craft room. Love the exposed brick, coming from a masonry family I love brick. A lost art as my brothers now know, now it comes in slabs.

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