Hey there, amazing Friends! I just have to say…I have the nicest readers ever! Thank you so much for all the super encouraging comments on Jack’s shelf makeover I shared on Tuesday. He totally loved it, and it made him feel so proud. Now he’s excited to get searching for his next makeover! (And I’m excited that he’s excited about creating…so thank you!!)
Today I’m sharing one of my own makeovers…
I picked up this headboard at the thrift store for $10 a month or so ago:
This month’s Get Your DIY On theme is Chalkboards and I thought this would make the perfect candidate for a chalkboard:
Don’t you think?
This post contains an affiliate link or two so you can find the products I love too.
I cut the legs off using my miter saw first, then sanded the parts where I cut, smooth.
I painted the chalkboard portion using Rustoleum’s Chalkboard Spray Paint. Then I went ahead and “seasoned” the chalkboard by covering the entire surface with chalk and wiping it off.
Next I carefully painted the frame in a 50/50 mix of Behr’s Gray Morning and Ultra Pure White, which I had made into DIY Chalk paint.
Because the original finish was really light, I chose to dry brush white over the blue for a little dimension, then followed with just a little sanding to distress.
I added a coat of Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax to seal it.
Then I took some sand paper to them…
It looks cute here above my $15 yard sale Rolling Kitchen Cart I redid a couple of years ago. Oh how I wish I had more wall space!
Love this faux lavender from Hobby Lobby in my $2 estate sale pitcher.
My crafty Get Your DIY On cohosts are sharing thrifty and creative chalkboard projects today too!
Chalkboard Backdrop for Wreath from April at House by Hoff
Free Summer Chalkboard Printable from Krista at The Happy Housie
Wishful Chalkboard Tray from Mandy at The Hankful House
DIY Chalkboards Galore from Nancy At Artsy Chicks Rule
Bloggers come share your DIY chalkboard ideas this Sunday at 7:00 pm EST. The party stays open for ten days, then we’ll share our favorites!
I love to be inspired, don’t you??
Thanks for visiting, ya’ll and seriously…thank you again for encouraging Jack!!
I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing this little beauty:
See you then! 🙂
UPDATE: Check it out now HERE!
Don’t Miss a Thing!
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!