Kate and I spotted an old easel a couple of months ago out in the rain in a parkway that is occupied by street beggars. We passed by it four times over the next couple of days and came to the conclusion it had been abandoned. So we decided to adopt it. I took it apart, sanded it down, stained the wood and repainted the chalkboard this raspberry pink. Then I added the old de-rusted hardware and added some new wing nuts. Here is the new old easel. I'm glad we rescued it.