Thursday, March 13, 2014

Vintage Skate Box Chalkboard Shelf

A Vintage Skate Box Is Now and Adorable Shelf and Chalkboard!
Is there anything that doesn't make a great chalkboard? My latest chalkboard creation is a vintage skate box that I made into a chalkboard and shelf!
I grabbed this gorgeous red skate box from an estate sale. Saturday is usually half price day. I never go on Fridays! I just love the color on this and the old metal hinges and details are fantastic!
Beautiful Vintage Hardware on a Skate Box Wall Shelf
Just check out that worn handle!
Lovely Worn Handle and Rusty Hinges on a Vintage Skate Box Shelf
To turn this box into a shelf, I first cut 2 pieces of 2x4 and attached them to the top of the lid. That way, when the box is open, the lid sits nicely against the wall. I painted the 2x4 pieces in Graphite.
Creating a Shelf Out of a Vintage Box
Next, I drilled and bolted the lid to the box, so it won't flap or bounce as someone is writing on the chalkboard. With the bolts, it's very stable now.

I painted some Surfboard from American Paint Company on the inside of the box.
Paint on the Inside of the Skate Box that Is Now a Shelf
And added chalkboard paint to the inside of the lid.
Adding Chalkboard Paint to Yard Sale Finds Is Cheap and Easy and Gives Them a whole New Purpose
Now it's a cute little shelf and chalkboard combo!
A Vintage Skate Box Is Now and Adorable Shelf and Chalkboard!
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