a crafty washboard chalkboard.


Remember the really cool vintage washboard that I picked up last summer at a garage sale?


Well, turned out that my sister really, really loved it.  And she wanted it turned into a chalkboard for her craft room.  Even though I had purchased it to hang in the Q Branch, I do already have one on the wall in there.  The one I have is not suitable for a chalkboard, but I definitely don’t need another chalkboard in that room.

So … this way cooler washboard had to go to Debbie.

But first I sanded the wood where the chalkboard would be to make it nice and smooth, and then I painted on a couple coats of Rustoleum’s black chalkboard paint.


I added a little craft-y title just in case she doesn’t get around to writing anything on it right away.


Now it will be the perfect addition to her craft room.



23 thoughts on “a crafty washboard chalkboard.

  1. Yep, I love it. Right now it is just sitting in the craft room. May wait until we buy a house this summer before I hang it.


  2. I really do love this makeover. Some transformations I’ve seen with vintage washboards seem a bit “tortured” on the way to the final destination – but this actually works! Well done.


    1. I think I know exactly what you mean by that Ruth. I’m sometimes guilty of torturing stuff myself, but this washboard really wanted to be a chalkboard 😉


  3. Super cute! My husband refinished an old family dresser for our baby and he used chalkboard paint for when she’s older to have something fun. I didn’t even know it was a thing!


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