One thing never ceases to amaze me about all the rescues I feature here, and that’s the unbelievable amount of imagination my friends have when it comes to seeing possibilities in things others would pass by. This lovely Autumn chalkboard sign by Kelsey at Tattered & Inked is a perfect example. Would you believe it used to be a crib?
When Kelsey picked up the curbed crib, it was pretty hideous–plexiglass and laminate–but she says, “I saw this guy sitting on the side of the road and instantly only saw it’s pretty curves.” After knocking out the plexiglass, she went in search of something to cover up all of the holes in the laminate. The solution Kelsey found was wood shims! She covered the laminate with shims in varying lengths, which created a very fun textural look. Everything got a coat of gold spraypaint before the chalkboard she’d made was nailed to the back. Doesn’t it look amazing on her mantel?
Learn more about how an old crib became a beautiful work of Autumn art at Tattered & Inked.