Chalkboard Headboard

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Today’s post is a continuation of my Office + Guest Room reveal.  I already shared the overview of the room, but have so many DIYs within it, I’ve started a little mini Office + Guest Room series on Mondays. So, this week’s project is my Chalkboard Headboard.

Chalkboard Headboard - Delineate Your Dwelling #officeupdates
As I mentioned in previous posts, I had dreamt up huge plans for the wall behind our guest bed.  While I am the dreamer/creator, my hubs is the thinking/analyzer.  We make a good team in the end, sometimes it just takes a while to get there.  He is all about resale value and didn’t think a wall of mint green shingles or an entire chalkboard bedroom wall was a great idea.  SO.  I decided on an easily removable but very fun layered chalkboard.
The materials were simple.  Newspaper, a background paper, *chalkboard spray paint, *Frog Painters tape, stapler, gold foil paint pen, *gold thumbtacks and chalk.
A. I bought my background paper at *Target.  First I measured the length I would need and cut it to size.
B. In a rush of excitement to get started, I realized I had no newspapers.  I ran across the street and my sweet neighbor gave me a huge stash. I sorted through all of them to find the perfect non threatening, non cartoon, non weird DUI picture pages.  (Have you all read a newspaper recently?  They are really depressing and most pages are not what you would want hanging above your guests head as they drift off to sleep!!) I marked where I wanted the newspaper to go, cut it down to size and stapled all the sheets together in a single line.
C. Using some double sided tape for securing the center of the newspaper to the background paper worked great.  On the top and bottom edges I used staples again.
D. Then with a VERY light touch I applied painter’s tape to mark off where I wanted the chalkboard.
Chalkboard Headboard - Delineate Your Dwelling #officeupdates
E. Using my ever handy gold foil paint pen, I outlined the chalkboard once it had dried for some extra gold bling.
F. Then I practiced about a million times what I wanted my handwriting to look like.
G. Chalk in hand, I went to town.
Once everything was dried and chalked, it was time to hang it on the wall.  Placement was important because I wanted it to have the appearance of a headboard, but it needed to be high enough that if someone were sitting up in bed, their head would not actually rub off the chalk.  This is a two person job.
Gold thumbtacks along the top and bottom at about 8″ spacing is what is holding the headboard to the wall.  Temporary yet secure.
Chalkboard Headboard - Delineate Your Dwelling #officeupdates
My paper loving self was doing a happy dance when it all came together.
Chalkboard Headboard - Delineate Your Dwelling #officeupdates
Chalkboard Headboard - Delineate Your Dwelling #officeupdates
I hung my Prisma Wall Hemmili wall decor right above the chalkboard.  Just the perfect touch.
Chalkboard Headboard - Delineate Your Dwelling #officeupdates
The final detail to this project was my continuation of the background paper across the not so pretty closet doors and around the corner.  As I always say, it’s all in the details!
Chalkboard Headboard - Delineate Your Dwelling #officeupdates
Chalkboard Headboard - Delineate Your Dwelling #officeupdates
You may like these other projects in my Office + Guest Room:
Office + Guest Room reveal - Delineate Your Dwelling #officeupdates
Desk Lamp revival - Delineate Your Dwelling #officeupdates
Tree Stump Chalkboard - Delineate Your Dwelling #officeupdates
Stop Pinning, Start Making chair - Delineate Your Dwelling #officeupdates

15 thoughts on “Chalkboard Headboard

  1. Love love the very clever headboard design and as most decorators do, when you get a new idea it’s an easy replacement/update. I see many possibilities in the future.

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