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From Headboard To Chalkboard

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Hello Hometalkers! I teamed up with my friends over at DecoArt, to bring you this project! Their line of paints are seriously to die for! Easy to use, and their bright crisp colors will leave your projects looking ahhhmazing!
The paint that I used for this project is from the Americana Chalky Finish line. I am seriously in LOVE with this stuff.
Without further ado, let’s get into the project!
So this is what I started with
I know some may get upset with what I did next…
I started with my reciprocating saw and I cut off the spindle posts. Don’t worry I didn’t toss them. I reused them for another amazing project (that will be coming soon).
I still have the second part of the headboard that I can repurpose into something else, too.
Then I got to work with the Americana Chalky Finish paint. The shade is Refreshing and it is gorgeous!
I can’t get over how easy this stuff is to work with. You just paint and the product does all the work!
I left some of the edges unpainted and let the natural wood show through. This was just so I could get a really rustic look.
Next, I painted the inside part with Americana Chalkboard Paint.
Another fabulous product from DecoArt.
Once the chalkboard paint had dried, all that was left to do was set up my new chalkboard!
Take a look…
Ahhhhh….I am in LOVE!
So there you have it! A brand new chalkboard from an old headboard.

Materials used for this project:

  • DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish   (Michael's)
  • DecoArt Americana Chalkboard Paint   (Michael's)

To see more: https://bythestand.com/2016/08/12/from-headboard-to-chalkboard/

  • Louise Register
    Louise Register Havelock, NC
    on Dec 30, 2016

    Very nice, but where were your safety glasses while using the power tools?

  • Vee Ashburn
    Vee Ashburn Lewisville, TX
    on Dec 30, 2016

    Very nice .. I have never used a reciprocating saw to cut furniture... may have to try it!!!

  • Jean Myles
    Jean Myles
    on Dec 30, 2016

    Really nice transformation I will look forward to seeing what you do with the other piece. Thanks for sharing

    • Holly from By The Stand
      Holly from By The Stand Canada
      on Dec 30, 2016

      Thank you Jean! Unfortunately, my mom ended up selling the other piece on me! :( ... We have a store and I had it sitting there and someone really wanted to buy it lol I hope they did something great with it! Something will come along again, though :D

  • Terry Addington
    Terry Addington Santa Fe, NM
    on Dec 30, 2016

    Where do u get ur chalk? Rvthey chalk pens? Regular chalk would not write like that. I've been trying to figure this out and what they use on hgtv

    • Don't forget to cure your chalkboard before writing on it, otherwise you will not be able to erase it completely.

  • Launa Elaine Strickland
    Launa Elaine Strickland Mammoth Lakes, CA
    on Dec 31, 2016

    Beautiful and such a clever repurpose!

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