Thursday, January 14, 2016

Free Finds and Chalkboard Paint

Small Chalkboards

"Free Table" finds at the Thrift Store this week were a rusty flan pan, rusty pie pan and a basket. The wooden cheese board base was an earlier find.

Since I had a bit of Chalkboard paint left the finds became Chalkboards.

Basket now Chalkboard 


Tape edges not to be painted

Paint 3 coats of chalkboard paint, drying between
Wash hands and brush immediately after painting each coat (chalkboard paint dries very quickly and is not easy to remove when dry)
Remove tape

Pans and basket after second coat of chalkboard paint

Hangers were added. The cheese board got a zigzag hanger, the flan and pie pans were drilled and wire hangers were added.

Added wire, tools used, drilling then gluing flan pan base to rim. Holes had rough edges and were filed smooth.

Chalking the painted items

After rubbing a piece of chalk over the paint rub the chalk into the boards with your fingers and then clean with a rag. The basket shows the chalk/finger rubbed and clean sequence.

Cheese board and pie pan before and after

Flan Pan after

Basket before and after.


Chalkboard paint, brushes, frog tape and newspaper, wire, wire cutter, pointed plier, small file, drill press (or something to make the holes)

Chalkboards on Cedar Wall

Adele influenced words on two chalkboards.

Thanks for visiting.

Featured by

Jody and Stan @ Rooted in Thyme (Jan 21/16)

Donna @ Two Chicks and a Mom (Jan 21/16)

Sharing with

Tots and Me January 12/17

My Salvaged Treasures



  1. Joy, these all turned out great but I really love the basket!!!

  2. Love this idea, they all turned out great but the basket will sell first :) Now I have to go listen to some Adele :)

  3. This is a great idea! I kick myself for getting rid of all my Mom's vintage bakeware. So many fabulous ways to repurpose them, like your great chalkboard wall art.

  4. Cute thanks for sharing on My Thrift Store Addiction.

  5. Great projects. You never cease to amaze me.


  6. I love to make chalkboards, too. These are great! Love the quotes!!!

  7. Joy, these are wonderful & I love the Adele lyrics ;) Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm! Blessings, Cecilia

    1. p.s. Pinning to the Vintage Charm Features & Favorites board!

  8. Very creative Joy. They look so good as wall hangings.

  9. These are lovely and oh so practical! I love black chalkboard paint. The possibilites are endless.

  10. I love these! I just "chalkboarded" an old tart tin many possibilities. The basket looks like a flower now! Thanks so much for sharing at Talk of the Town.

  11. Fun idea! They look great grouped all together. :)

  12. what a brilliant idea! love how they turned out! thanks for sharing at #funtasticfriday!

  13. What a creative way to upcycle three different pieces. I love the basket the most. And I did recognize Adele's words! I have been listening to her non-stop lately.

  14. Such a great idea with the chalkboard paint!
    Thanks so much for linking up with my No Rules Weekend Blog Party :)

  15. Great ideas for thrift store finds. I love seeing the creativity of others. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Great little projects! I love the one that looks like a flower the best :o)


  17. These are so cute! I love the basket and it's so creative of you to turn it into a chalkboard. I think that's what it was made to be! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

  18. 'Seriously cool! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  19. Oh I have to do this! I just love chalkboard paint. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou Joy. Love, Mimi xxx

  20. You are a master at transforming thrift store finds- which is my all time favorite thing to do!

    Thank you so much for joining TOHOT!

    *pinning to the TOHOT board


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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