When we bought our house, we also inherited a lot of random wood and building materials. At first we thought it would be a burden, but we quickly learned that old wood is really awesome if you know how to use it!
I really wanted a place for everything for our entry. I was tired of small piles of “stuff” littering the kitchen entry. I just wanted everything to have it’s own place – making things easier to find and more organized.
It wasn’t super easy at first. The shutter and the cabinet door wasn’t the same height so I had to add a piece of wood and make a lip for the chalk. I also had a hard time with the metal basket – it took me a while to find the right piece and I had to cut and reconfigure it a bit to make it sit right.
I painted the shutter and door blue, then a couple coats of white and a little sandpaper revealed the blue with a pretty distressed look.
I love it! I really would like to duplicate the look for my pantry closet with cork board or a magnet board so I can keep track of upcoming events and invites. To come…one thing at a time!