Chalk-up Another Junk Reuse!

January 19th, 2011 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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If youve ever seen my past posts, I collect the number seven.  What a perfect embellishment to the junk I found to hold my supplies.
This is a vintage dust pan.  With a couple holes drilled in the top, it makes the perfect holder for the chalk and eraser, plus a few extra supplies.
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.
Now we wont forget to go to hockey games!  As if my daughter would ever let me forget!
Looks like the troup is wondering what mamas up to!
If youve ever seen my past posts, I collect the number seven.  What a perfect embellishment to the junk I found to hold my supplies.

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.


Recently I redid a wall off my kitchen in tintable chalkboard paint. I choose the grey, but they have a variety of colors.  But I needed a little something to hold the accessories.  A good piece of vintage junk I found in the garage fit the bill just fine! 


Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of CottageElements.com
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Comments (14)

chippingcharm writes: This looks great Lani...love the addition of the twigs and embellishments! Laurel Posted: 1:35 pm on January 23rd
CottageElements writes: By the way, I did Google how to make your own chalkboard paint. Cool! There were a few methods, but one was just a matter of adding some unsanded tile grout mix. Might want to try that on my next chalkboards project :)

Lani Posted: 9:11 am on January 22nd
Funky_Junk_Donna writes:
Sooooo cool, Lani! Love that it's wearing it's metal rusty patina too. Great idea!

Donna
Posted: 11:25 pm on January 21st
JunkArchitect writes: Lani, you can definitely chalk one up with this great repurposing idea.

Jim
Posted: 7:40 am on January 21st
CottageElements writes: Seriously? I can make my own? Sounds cool....I have to Google it. And ask Sue, I'm the Google Queen. Thanks for the heads up!

Lani Posted: 10:09 pm on January 20th
artteachergirl writes: Love it all! Did you know you can make your own tinted chalkboard paint? Several blogs have the how to.
The dust pan is wonderful! Posted: 8:36 pm on January 20th
artteachergirl writes: Love it all! Did you know you can make your own tinted chalkboard paint? Several blogs have the how to.
The dust pan is wonderful! Posted: 8:36 pm on January 20th
CottageElements writes: Glad to help get those juices flowing! Mine came from a necessity standpoint. And isn't that as they say the Mother of Invention? RustyDiva, I need to embellish it a little more. That I'll have to do in another post :) Thanks for the idea! Oldnews, the paint I purchased is a Rustoleum product and has about nine colors. There's a really cool limey green color I thought about. Love it! Alicemom, hope you're having a fabulous time in Australia! You deserve it, girl! Did I miss anyone? LOL! Love you gals!

Lani

Posted: 8:33 pm on January 20th
masmail writes: Love it! I have been stuck trying to figure out how to use one. All I could think of was a floral arrangement of some sort. Now, my creative juices are flowing again. Thanks for the inspiration!! Posted: 4:37 am on January 20th
alicemom writes: Lani,
Such a clever idea! I will be doing the dust pan thing when I get home1 I am still in the land of OZ!
smiles, alice Posted: 1:51 am on January 20th
oldnews writes: LOVE chalkboard paint but I didn't know it came tintable! Gotta check that out! Your dustpan message center is so clever, as always! Thanks for sharing, I bet they will be turning up all over Junkmarket-land! Marie Posted: 11:24 pm on January 19th
langi writes: Clever use of so many lil thingamabobs we junkers finding hiding in the nooks n crannies of our homes. Posted: 8:01 pm on January 19th
RustyDiva writes: LOVE IT!! Would love to see your whole wall too. Posted: 3:20 pm on January 19th
InkByTheBarrel writes: I have a dustpan just like this gathering -- what else? dust. It's been sitting in the basement too long. This seems a much better way to use it. Thanks for the great idea. Posted: 2:05 pm on January 19th
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