I found this old cork board at the Thrift Store and I gave it an upscale into a Farmhouse Chalkboard. #Farmhouse #Chalkboard #DIY #ThriftStoreFind #Upcycle #RepurposeIt #FarmhouseKitchen #Makeover

Farmhouse Chalkboard- Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge

Welcome to the Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge for July! Everyone had to find a thrift store item and upcycle it for under $10. This was a great find to make a Farmhouse Chalkboard. That’s the thrill of a thrift store. Find out how I created this and look to see what everyone else discovered at the thrift store.

I went to the thrift store with a list in my head of items I’m in the market for, but I didn’t find any of those. This is even better because I’ve been thinking about making a farmhouse chalkboard and this board will be perfect.

I found this old cork board at the Thrift Store and I gave it an upscale into a Farmhouse Chalkboard. #Farmhouse #ChalkBoard #DIY #ThriftStoreFind #Upcycle #RepurposeIt #FarmhouseKitchen #Makeover

Let’s Create a Farmhouse ChalkBoard

To start I took off the molding around the cork board and it was time to sand. I really liked the painted flowers, but it won’t go with my farmhouse design and it’s dated. I still felt bad sanding off someones hard work.
I found this old cork board at the Thrift Store and I gave it an upscale into a Farmhouse Chalkboard. #Farmhouse #ChalkBoard #DIY #ThriftStoreFind #Upcycle #RepurposeIt #FarmhouseKitchen #Makeover

Next I painted the whole board Dovetail Gray from Sherwin Williams (it’s our bottom kitchen cabinet color). I measured the area of the cork board and had my husband cut thin sanded plywood that size.
I found this old cork board at the Thrift Store and I gave it an upscale into a Farmhouse Chalkboard. #Farmhouse #ChalkBoard #DIY #ThriftStoreFind #Upcycle #RepurposeIt #FarmhouseKitchen #Makeover

He glued the plywood to the board using wood glue and then nailed it in with the nail gun. Now it was time to paint the black chalkboard. Before writing on your chalkboard, make sure you season it according to the directions on your chalkboard paint.
I found this old cork board at the Thrift Store and I gave it an upscale into a Farmhouse Chalkboard. #Farmhouse #Chalkboard #DIY #ThriftStoreFind #Upcycle #RepurposeIt #FarmhouseKitchen #Makeover

In Cricut Design Space, I created a design and cut a stencil in removable vinyl. Then I added it to my board and painted the stencil. Add painters tape around the stencil to give yourself more of an edge (this is my first time doing this and it’s brilliant). I like to use a makeup wedge and dab up and down slowly.

I found this old cork board at the Thrift Store and I gave it an upscale into a Farmhouse Chalkboard. #Farmhouse #Chalkboard #DIY #ThriftStoreFind #Upcycle #RepurposeIt #FarmhouseKitchen #Makeover

Also in Cricut Design Space I made branches to go around the edge of the chalkboard in white permanent vinyl as a border. These branches took a lot of patience to weed, but was worth it. I love the way it looks. The branches match my other farmhouse decor I have created like my Home Sweet Home Sign and my Farmhouse Tray.

I found this old cork board at the Thrift Store and I gave it an upscale into a Farmhouse Chalkboard. #Farmhouse #Chalkboard #DIY #ThriftStoreFind #Upcycle #RepurposeIt #FarmhouseKitchen #Makeover

For this Thrift Store Challenge you have to stay under $10. The wooden cork board was $2.98, the small bottle of chalkboard paint was $1 (I used a coupon at Joanns) and I had all the other supplies at home. Going to the thrift store for home decor is a steal! Just a little DIY and creativity and you have something beautiful for your home!

I love this quote!
I found this old cork board at the Thrift Store and I gave it an upscale into a Farmhouse Chalkboard. #Farmhouse #Chalkboard #DIY #ThriftStoreFind #Upcycle #RepurposeIt #FarmhouseKitchen #Makeover
I can’t wait to finish the kitchen and hang this up. What would you write as the first message?
I found this old cork board at the Thrift Store and I gave it an upscale into a Farmhouse Chalkboard. #Farmhouse #Chalkboard #DIY #ThriftStoreFind #Upcycle #RepurposeIt #FarmhouseKitchen #Makeover

My Husband Has Too Many HobbiesAcross the Blvd

Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts Intelligent DomesticationsSew Crafty Crochet

Purple Hues and Me

Coastal Bohemian Stone Cottage AdventuresThis Autoimmune Life

 Loading InLinkz ...

Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.