Headboard Message Center

I was lucky enough to find an antique headboard, it was  
in pretty bad shape but the pieces had a lot of potential. 

The main piece of this headboard was calling me to 
recreate it as a message board.

I sanded it down, gave it a coat of paint, 
distressed the paint,
 then painted a chalkboard in the center.

I added knobs to use as hooks and a 
scrabble shelf to hold chalk.

It was a great save!
( Ok so it's not Thanksgiving... I'm a little late on this post! LOL)

If you are interested, the footboard to this bed set 
was up-cycled here into a Bistro sign.  Enjoy!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Nice job...love a chalkboard. Found you through Gail's MRL.

  2. Hi Susan,
    many thanks for your nice comments to me. It's nice, if you like my style.
    I am a reader of your blog very long and I got myself some inspiration with you.

    I wish you a wonderful weekend,

  3. What a great transformation! Love it Susan!


  4. What a great shape to that headboard piece, Susan! Perfect for a chalkboard. Great idea to use the Scrabble tray to hold the chalk.

  5. Love love love this! What a wonderful idea!

  6. Looks great! Happy "late" Thanksgiving to you too. :)

  7. Another keeper. I sure hope no one is ever late for anything at your house, there has to be no excuse with all the clever creations they have to write stuff down on.


  8. Susan....
    What a cute idea for that headboard. You should get a Cricut or Silhouette. I use my simple Cricut Create all the time. I have actually gone through two of them in 6 years because I use it so much. You can get them on sale for around $100. I buy my sticky vinyl from Ordway sign company online. Your blog looks great and you are soooo creative!

  9. Oh my goodness Susan, I never would have given that old headboard a second glance, but you really turned it into something special! I really love what you did with it. Very creative! I'm sure you and your family will enjoy using it. Great job. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  10. What a clever use for a headboard. I am a new follower! I found your link at the “It’s Party Time” party. I would love for you to link up to my weekly linky party Fluster Muster on Wednesday’s @ http://www.FlusterBuster.com.

  11. Love what you did with this headboard, great job! Thanks so much for linking up! Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds

  12. Great chalk board and repurposing of old furniture!

  13. So cute - I've got my own crib boards waiting for something very similar! Chalkboard paint makes everything better, doesn't it!


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