Monday, January 24, 2011

Chalk-up Another Junk Reuse!

As you saw in my Christmas Tour post, I recently painted a wall off my kitchen in chalkboard paint.  I used a Rustoleum product that is tintable, I chose the grey, but it also comes in a wide variety of fun colors.  An added note, I also found online you can make your own.  But me, I like the easier choice. 

Once the wall was painted, I needed something to hold the accessories; i.e. chalk, eraser, etc.  I found this metal dust pan in my overly crowded garage and thought it would be the perfect piece.  Someone had already drilled holes in it, so it was simply a matter of hanging it.  But it was a little blah and needed some embellishments to make it look more attractive.  Check out what I did......

This is what I started with.  Practical, but not too appealing. 

How's it look now? 

With twigs added to give a little more interest, a few old keys hanging from it adds to the cool junk look!

Being magnetic, it also serves as a note holder.

These homemade magnets make business cards handy. Oops, I guess this ones mine :)

A small juice glass holds the chalk.

If you've ever seen my past posts, I collect the number seven. What a perfect embellishment to the "junk" I found to hold my supplies.

Now we won't forget to go to hockey games!  As if my daughter would ever let me forget!

Looks like the troup is wondering what mama's up to!

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To see more of my JUNKMARKET projects, click on the link on the side of my blog.

Thanks to Amy of Whisperwood for sponsoring this chalkboard linky party!

And to Kev & Layla Palmer for their "How To's Day"!

The Lettered Cottage


Hi, I'm Suz!! said...

I just found your site while I was crusing around over at The Little Green Bean. I love all of your ideas!! I never thought about collecting just one number. How cool?! I am your newest follower and will come back often!
(and it's so nice to see that someone else's kitties watch them from atop the fridge!!)

Hugs ~~ Suz

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I've been following for a while and this is absolutely one of your best ideas! Love the dustpan..what a great re-use of "junk"!!!

Aaron {the girl with the boy's name} said...

So beautiful and creative!

Anonymous said...

I, too, have a chalkboard wall and I am SO going to be on the hunt for something vintagey to hold chalk, magnets, etc. :) What a great idea!

Junk Girl said...

This is just stinking cute! Love how you embellished too!

Hope you're staying warm. Dang it, it's cold here.


Beach House Living said...

This is great and I had not seen gray chalkboard paint before. Love the look.

Michell @ Girl In Air said...

New follower! I LOVE your style! I can't wait to check out the rest of your blog!

Sending you a mental 7:)

Organize with Sandy said...

That is really cute! So funny it is a dust pan. Good job. I found you on the Chalk talk link party. I would love for you to link this up to my Organizing Mission link party. I love having organizational ideas that are DIY!
Oh...I'm on WP, not on blogger. I don't like leaving links, but I'll be hard for you to find otherwise.
You can go to organize with and look for my Organizing Mission link party week 18 is still open.

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Lanette! Just discovered your blog from the Chalk Talk Linky Party - and I'm SO glad I did! ) I love your style and creativity! I'm your newest follower and looking forward to checking out the rest of your sweet blog! :)

xoxo laurie

Zane Wooder said...

I really love those home made magnets you made. I'd love to read how to make them. I like how your cats are taking over your house. They seem to think they are boss there.

-Zane of ontario honey


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