Creating a Chalkboard Feature Wall for Your Teen's Room


This is the Before Photo & it's really pretty awesome as is, don't you think? However, it was done for my then 11 yr. old daughter and she wanted a teen update. Ready to see how I transformed it, using chalkboard paint and Craigslist?
Colorful Pre-Teen Girl's Room
Colorful Pre-Teen Girl's Room
I really hated dismantling this room. I bought the bunk beds on Craigslist, painted them white from their original red shade and found the pink cushioned chair in an antique mall and painted it white & added velvet/zebra fabric cushions. But... my daughter was ready for a new stage in her room. She never used the bunk beds except for sleep-overs.
Updated Chalkboard Feature Wall for Teen Girl
Updated Chalkboard Feature Wall for Teen Girl
I switched out the blue feature wall for a black chalkboard wall. We both love it!! Her friends love it! Her family loves it! We primed the wall & used 4 coats of chalkboard paint. Now, her friends sign the wall or doodle when they come over. Family leaves notes and it will grow with her for the rest of her teen years.
And, those bunk beds bought on Craigslist? I re-sold them on Craigslist for the same price, with the addition of the white paint I sprayed onto them. They've now been replaced with a full-sized bed and bright pops of color.
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We added some dimension to the wall with vintage metal letters affixed with poster-mounting 2-sided tape. Look for something similar at a craft store.
I wrote a post about the whole process on Chocolate and Sunshine if you would like more details and photos.
I loved this wall so much I added one to my kitchen, too. Can you find a space in your home?
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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