Repurposed Vintage Water Ski & Yardsticks Chalkboard

July 12th, 2013 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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In my "parade" of repurposed vintage, wooden water ski projects here yet another one!  It's a chalkboard, message center & key organizer.  I hand picked these skis out of my stash for this project.  It's actually not that easy squaring up objects that have rounded edges.  But I made it work.   The new owner could use the key tags I made or make some of their own and place them in the upside down drawer tabs. Up top, after some head scratching, I worked out a way to let folks know if the the other folks at the place are "IN" or "OUT" by attaching some signage I had on hand to one of the biggest metal fins that came off of one of the water skis. Of course, there's some yardsticks that snuck into this piece.  What's new!?!  The thick yardstick border up the small platform compartment that holds the chalk and eraser.  The whole piece is super sturdy and has very strong wire in the back for hanging up and enjoying.
Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of GadgetSponge.com
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, retro, green, summer, chalkboard, chalk board, lakehouse, wooden, eraser, yardsticks, chalk, water, rack, cabin, keys, retreat, ski, lake house

Comments (5)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: Great idea - I need one of these here at the lake to let people who drop over know if we're in the garden, out on the boat or at another neighbor's...lol. People get crazy if you're cars are in the driveway and they can't find you at home! ~Mary~ Posted: 8:40 pm on August 11th
chippingcharm writes: Too cool!! LOVE it :) Posted: 5:05 am on July 24th
GypsyBarn writes: So awesome!!!!!!!!! Posted: 5:19 am on July 17th
MakinItHappen writes: This is a great new way to use water skis! Posted: 7:30 am on July 16th
Retrofit Culture writes: Love it! Posted: 7:50 am on July 15th
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