chalkboard headboardI kind of lucked out with this headboard for the Peanut’s room….found it at a  local peddlers mall for $25. If you wanted to recreate this same idea….you have a few options. One….finding a great old headboard and paint it like I did….two, you could paint chalkboard paint directly on the wall and frame it with trim, three…you could make a headboard out of mdf or plywood and paint it. It is a really fun and unique accent to a child’s room…and it is very useable too!

Here is what it looked like before….super cute and solid wood. The paint on it is a light silver blue…I loved it but it wasn’t quite right for the room. I ended up painting the outer edges silver.

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Once the silver was dry I taped off the inside and used some newspaper to protect the edges. I used a gray primer on the flat surface of the headboard.

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Two coats of Krylon Chalkboard paint….let dry …then rub the whole thing down with the side piece of chalk.

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We love leaving her little notes on it….nice little surprises :) We have white pillow cases….so the chalk rubbing off hasn’t been an issue. Plus….it will brush right off most fabrics anyway….but something to consider :)

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Here is the entire room in case you missed it :)

Aqua and Black tween girls room

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. doesn’t the chalk rub off onto the linens?

  2. Very cool! I would never think about doing anything this creative with my headboard. Love it!

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