DIY 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. 

antique headboard and footboard

I really wanted to turn the headboard of this gorgeous piece into a message center. 

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Here's how I did that...

First, I sanded it down with an electric sander. 

Next, I gave it a couple coats of a sage colored Martha Stewart paint I had in my workshop similar to this one

I used the sander to again distress the sage paint and all the edges of the headboard. 

In the center of the piece I taped off a large rectangle then painted it with chalkboard paint

painting the headboard a sage color

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

headboard message center with chalkboard

message center with hanging wreath

It was a great save and an easy makeover for a piece that really needed to be saved from the trash !

headboard message center with chalkboard

If you are interested, the footboard to this bed set 
was up-cycled into a Hanging Bistro sign

collage of chalkboard ideas

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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. .