Wednesday, May 27, 2009

DIY Shelf for Chalk and Eraser


Like so many people, I've made a chalkboard out of an old piece of artwork and chalkboard paint.



Ours is small; it hangs right by the pantry. After I made it and hung it, though, I kept wondering: where do we keep the chalk and eraser?

Goodwill to the rescue! I was browsing the shelves at Goodwill and came upon a plate ledge for $1.28. I brought it home, painted it black, and voila! A home for the eraser.



If you look closely, you can see that the chalk nestles snugly in the indentation designed to hold a plate.



It's not fancy, but it definitely works for me!



13 comments:

Becky said...

That is a great idea. I've been looking for a while for something to hold our whiteboard markers and eraser. Currently they're just in an old cup sitting on a nearby counter. Maybe I can find something like this too!

~Sara said...

Great idea. I love you chalk board!

Dawn said...

great idea! i keep thinking i need my own chalk board :)

Bee said...

My chalk is in a drawer on the other side of the room. This is an ingenious idea!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Such a simple solution, yet so beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful idea!

Mominin said...

Great idea! It looks really nice.

Sharon said...

Functional and CUTE! Great job!

Jenny said...

Great idea. It looks really nice too.

The Animator's Wife said...

Love this! Great tip... I'll have to make my own chalk board first, but then I'll start scouring thrift stores for a plate holder. Thanks!

Lorie said...

Very cute! And you are right, noone ever things about the eraser!

meg said...

Well I think it's cute!

Anonymous said...

Great Idea... i have plenty of those hanging around my house that i could re-use!!

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

Thanks for linking up and what a great little shelf for your eraser!

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