This week I thought I'd play with the whole message board idea.
I looked around on Pinterest but couldn't find one that was just right for me.
I had a bunch of shelf boards that my sister and I got for free from Craigslist
a while ago that have been sitting in my garage.
I decided to pull out the chalkboard paint and get to work.
The paint was left over from my Beachy Bathroom Makeover,
and since I barely used any of it then,
there is plenty for the message boards.
First I gathered my pallet wood boards and screwed them together like always.
Then gave them a light white wash.
After that I used a WinCo paper grocery bag to cut out a chevron pattern.
I just folded it in thirds, then in half again and cut two diagonal cuts.
Unfold and voila! A perfect chevron.
I used a pencil to trace the design on the pallet wood.
Next came some careful painting being sure to stay within the lines.
I do that sometimes....
Then I screwed the chalkboard piece from the back being careful to make sure it was straight.
Then I glued some leftover fence picks that were cut with the miter saw.
They got a white wash, then Gorilla Glue'd in place.
After that dried I added some D-Ring hanging hardware to the back.
The bucket I found at Goodwill for about 2 dollars.
It had some weird painting on the bands around the tub so I painted over it with the blue from the chevrons.
I used some nuts, bolts, and washers to screw them to the board.
Then added some metal clips and hooks to finish it off.
All ready for a cute command center.
When I do something, I usually do at least 2 of them at a time.
If I'm going to make one, I'm going to make 2.
Saves time in the long run to assembly line the process.
So this version is slightly different.
A little smaller pallet wood pieces.
A different bucket.
This one also came from Goodwill but it's an old bread pan.
Same metal clips and hooks.
A perfectly cute way to have a command center to keep everyone organized.
Now if I could just get around to making one for me I'd be all set.
PS. These got delivered to Twigs and Twine last Friday.
The brown one already sold. I so love it when that happens!!
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