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Old organ reclaimed wood piece becomes a chalkboard. Plus how to add drawer knobs as hooks on a board and still lay flat against the wall!! | countrydesignstyle.com

Sometimes I see a junk piece and it tells me what it wants to become.

Other times I have to pull, prod and yank an idea from a junk piece.

Those times are not pretty!!

So let’s stay purty today. 🙂

Reclaimed Wood Chalkboard

Old organ reclaimed wood piece becomes a chalkboard. Plus how to add drawer knobs as hooks on a board and still lay flat against the wall!! | countrydesignstyle.com

When you see this piece, what do you see?

Old organ reclaimed wood piece becomes a chalkboard. Plus how to add drawer knobs as hooks on a board and still lay flat against the wall!! | countrydesignstyle.com

The piece came from one of the old broken organs I bought from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  It was such a great deal…

I bought two!

Here are the projects I’ve done with most of the parts of this organ.  The other one is still sitting under my workshop canopy waiting for its makeover.

Mike’s Potting Bench
Faux Mantel
Large Chalkboard

And…this is another chalkboard project!

That’s what it spoke to me.

Old organ reclaimed wood piece becomes a chalkboard with liming wax for color. Plus how to add drawer knobs as hooks on a board and still lay flat against the wall!! | countrydesignstyle.com

For something different, I limed waxed the boards around the edges and top molding.  Lime waxing is like any other wax but it’s white.

Old organ reclaimed wood piece becomes a chalkboard with countersink holes. Plus how to add drawer knobs as hooks on a board and still lay flat against the wall!! | countrydesignstyle.com

The day before making this, Mike and I drove 2 hours to Prescott for lunch and shopping.  Hobby Lobby shopping!  Which for me is knob shopping!  I’ve never left Hobby Lobby without a knob or drawer pull, or two, or three, or more.  This trip I came home with 3 unique knobs.

Perfect for my reclaimed wood chalkboard!  Now, most knobs have a screw that goes through the board…and sticks out inside the drawer.  I needed the knobs to be flat on the chalkboard.  So here’s what I did.

Mark the location for the knobs.  Drill a hole to fit the size of the screws.  On the back, drill countersink holes.  This area will hold the nut.

Old organ reclaimed wood piece becomes a chalkboard with countersink holes, draw pulls screw sticking out too far. Plus how to add drawer knobs as hooks on a board and still lay flat against the wall!! | countrydesignstyle.com

Add the knobs and tighten the nuts.

Old organ reclaimed wood piece becomes a chalkboard with countersink holes, draw pulls screw sticking out too far. Plus how to add drawer knobs as hooks on a board and still lay flat against the wall!! | countrydesignstyle.com

Then using a Dremel tool with a cutoff disk, cut the extra screw down to the nut.

Old organ reclaimed wood piece becomes a chalkboard with countersink holes, draw pulls screw sticking out too far. Plus how to add drawer knobs as hooks on a board and still lay flat against the wall!! | countrydesignstyle.com

Here’s my latest collection of knobs.  I adore the elk and chalkboard quote bubble!

chalkboard from old boards with drawer knobs for hooks | countrydesignstyle.com

The middle was painted with chalkboard paint.

Old organ reclaimed wood piece becomes a chalkboard with countersink holes, draw pulls screw sticking out too far. Plus how to add drawer knobs as hooks on a board and still lay flat against the wall!! | countrydesignstyle.com

I set this up in Mike’s office.  He has a big HUGE heart-countrydesignstyle.com!!

Old organ reclaimed wood piece becomes a chalkboard with countersink holes, draw pulls screw sticking out too far. Plus how to add drawer knobs as hooks on a board and still lay flat against the wall!! | countrydesignstyle.com

I promise my next post is NOT a chalkboard!

Thank you for reading along and commenting.  I appreciate each of you. 😀

Next Thursday on November 12 at 2 pm MST I will be Periscoping live our home tour.  Anyone can join with a smartphone.  Simple download on a smartphone the free Periscope app and follow me.  Then join me LIVE on Periscope next Thursday!  You can comment and ask questions about our home or DIY projects or anything!

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