Refurbished Easel

Before board

There has been an old easel in the basement collecting dust since I started at the library five years ago. One side was a dingy red flannel board, the other side was a dry erase board that was stained with permanent marker and razor blade scratches.  I found Disney’s Great Slate Chalkboard paint at Wal-Mart. You can get a variety of colors to turn any surface into a blackboard! So I chose Nightvision to match my royal blue felt. The paint was easy: just two coats! (The only complaint I have is that you have to wait a week to use it before it cures.)

This is the recovered felt side (with my new Five Little Pigeons and Five Little Ninjas with thanks to other FFers for the ideas!):

New felt board

This is the new chalkboard side:

Chalkboard easelI even found a piece of scrap wood to make a shelf to hide what I want:

Shelf easel

Does anyone have ideas to make it mobile? Casters won’t work because the legs are really thin, rectangular (rather than square), and angled. I’ll take other suggestions!

For more flannel ideas check out Catch the Possibilities or Flannel Friday.

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