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:

  1. 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!

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  2. Great idea. I love you chalk board!

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

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

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

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  6. Great idea! It looks really nice.

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  7. Functional and CUTE! Great job!

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  8. Great idea. It looks really nice too.

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  9. 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!

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

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

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

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