Friday, April 26, 2013

Adventures in Crafts: Chalkboard Craft Shelf

Thanks everyone who voted on this week's round of So You Think You're Crafty!
Could you guess which project was mine?!
It was the Chalkboard Craft Shelf!
(Which came in 2nd place! Eek!)
I am LOOOOOVING my upcycled shelf.

I had my eye on this little shelf since we purchased our house almost 4 years ago. It was all alone on the basement wall, collecting dust. Last year when we started Operation Finish Basement, I rescued it from going into the dumpster. I have always wanted a shelf to keep all of my small crafting items on, all together in one place, rather than tucked away in random boxes and places. And I have been wanting to try chalkboard paint on a project... So here is my upcycled Chalkboard Craft Shelf!
Each of the shelves has a little lip on it that I painted with chalkboard paint. The shelves are labeled with chalk and if I need to relocate and item or add a new area, I just erase the chalk and re-write the label! I am a huge fan of labeling and this chalkboard paint just makes it so easy!!
I also repurposed some empty (and washed) tin cans, jars, and bottoms of cardboard boxes to hold some of my craft items. I also dressed the top of the shelf up by adding the hand made letters "CRAFT" and the little pin wheels. My favorite addition to the shelves it the ribbon shelf! I installed the dowel  held up by 2 pieces of 2X4's, so that I can just roll off how much ribbon I want!

Next week's theme is
Duct Tape!

Linking up with Thrifty Decor Chick's May Before and After party!

5 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic, way to go! Sometimes I like organizing and playing with supplies almost as much as making stuff. I have to say, I'm glad duct tape is over. Another round down! Heidi

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  2. What a GREAT idea! Have a wonderful weekend! Stacie xo

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  3. I look forward to the day that I have an actual "me" room so that I can organize all of my crafts! ;) Great job girly!! Love the chalk board labels on the shelf edges!

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  4. What a cute craft shelf! So organized! I would love for you to come link up to my party and follow along! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2013/04/get-social-sunday_28.html

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