Monday, September 21, 2009

Footboard into Chalkboard

This is my latest project that I am so happy about. I totally copied this from ones I saw on other blogs so I cannot take credit for the great idea. I had this footboard left over from a bed I got for $7 from Goodwill. I used the headboard on my guest bedroom bed (click here to see) and decided to make a chalkboard out of the footboard. It is hanging over the desk in my kitchen. I love it! It's so much fun doing a cheap and easy project like this one and have it actually turn out right. Happy Monday and 1st day of Fall to y'all!



60 comments:

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Angie, I LOVE it! The red you chose just pops against your wall! I hadn't seen this idea yet, and now I am DYING to copy you copying them! :) I hope your weekend was great! I cannot believe it is already fall! Yikes, where did the summer go?! :)

Kristens Creations said...

Oh my goodness I love this!!! It turned out great!!

Shady Creek Lane said...

What a wonderful transformation. I have seen alot of chalkboards on blogs but yours makes me smile. Love the colors and especially love the knobs.

Sharing with Sherri said...

What a clever idea Angie! I just love it!!

I once made a bench settee from a headboard and footboard that was left over at a garage sale and they were giving away!
Gotta love FREE!!

Angie said...

I LOVE it, this is one of your best projects yet, it looks great against your yellow wall!! I am going to have to copy this!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very cute! I love the lines of the piece and the red paint really makes it pop. Nicely done!

Lillie Mae Acres said...

Oh my goodness! This is adorable, and what a great idea. I love the color too.

Terry said...

I love your chalkboard - I don't think you're ever sitting still! LOL

Kathleen Grace said...

This is adorable! How nice that you could find a use for the footboard too. Your home is so pretty:>)

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Very pretty! I of course love the red against the color of the wall!

Manuela

Caro's Thrifty Adventures said...

Love it!!! LOVE love love it!!
I'd love to do something like it but DH would hate it!!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

This is the cutest idea! I love it!

Anita said...

I haven't seen this done...but I bet that's about to change as we will see these popping up everywhere now....because it is so cute. Great idea!!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

!!!!!!
That is amazing!
I couldn't figure out how you would make that into a chalkboard...I ADORE it!!!!!

St. Michael's Wife said...

OMG! This is the most incredible thing I've seen in a long time! It is ABSOLUTELY fabulous! The shade of red you used is just perfect and those knobs you added . . . just more perfection! If I were you, I'd be sitting at my desk for hours just admiring my handiwork! LOL!

Grins!
Pamm

Stacey said...

Way to go! I love the color and the knobs you added.

Carmen said...

Very cute! I love the red color!

Stacey said...

That is so cute! The person a couple comments above me said it best when they said "the most incredibly thing I have seen in a long time". You just keep outdoing yourself! =) Love it!

Sandy Toes said...

So very creative!
sandy toe

Amanda said...

Love it, how clever!

Shannon said...

That is so cute! I love the red color and the fun knobs!!

paulette said...

Love it- very clever!! Love your blog!
Paulette

Darlene said...

THAT is just too CUTE!!!

Blanca said...

This is awesome!

Jill said...

Oh, Love, Love, Love it!!

Diva Kreszl said...

love it, love it , love it!!!

Sherri S said...

I love it and LOVE the color! It just POPS on the wall. GREAT job. The added accents just make it!

Katie said...

I love it what kind of wood did you put behind to make the chalkboard and how did you attach the knobs? Great job.

Gwen said...

I love the color and way to reuse!

Audra said...

I just love it! How caauute is that! Very resourceful as well. I have seen several of these in the past few months, but yours has got to be one of my all time favorites!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Angie, this is fantastic! I love it.

Heather said...

wow that is very cute! what a great idea.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

That is tooooooo cute! Love it! I also loved the headbord transformationin a previous post. Linda

Tracey said...

That's great!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That turned out amazing! I really love it!

Angie said...

You're my decorating hero! I love it, especially the little knobs. I want to add some fun things like this in my new house...keep your fingers crossed!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, do I ever LOVE how this turned out...soooo neat! Yep, the red just pops against that wall and oh, those cute little knobs...job well done, Angie!!!

Have a great evening!
~Michelle :)

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

Happy Fall to you too! :)
it looks great!
gail

Marla said...

What a great idea and a great look! I am amazed at your vision, I would have never come up with that. Marla

Let it Shine said...

SO cute!! Great job!!

Take care,
Alyshia

Leanne said...

It looks great! I love the color. Red's my favorite. I love that you added the knobs to it. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

OOOOH....Angie!!!! I love that! You are to smart!!! You really do some fantastic projects...maybe one day I will copy one! Nancy

carla-cosmogirl said...

OMG! That is just genius! I love this idea. I will be keeping my eyes open for unwanted headboards now. I just love how you repurpose the most unusual things. Your blog is a real inspiration.

nanaSewn said...

Good Night Nurse....how cute is that!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

This is awesome!!! I've used footboards for signs but never would have thought about inserting chalkboard paint into it. Fantastic - I'll be trying this - and the colors are perfect! Thanks for sharing! Cathy

kjquilts said...

Very cute~it turned out great.

Mimi Sue said...

VERY cute. Love the color of your kitchen. Really makes the red accessories stand out. Mimi

Jennifer said...

I just LOVE this!! It would love perfect in my kitchen...now I'm going to be on the hunt for a footboard:)

Amanda said...

Love it. Would have never thought of doing that.

Sandra said...

Wow! I love it! I would have never guessed to use a footboard for a chalkboard. Very creative!
Blessings,
Sandra

dogville1 said...

I want to thank you. My mother has AZD and I had to quit my job in the workplace. My husband was injured in Iraq and I take care of both of them. I live far, far out in the sticks and going to town is a major effort. With the demands on my time I have few friends. I look forward to your blog and check it every single day, for new ideas and inspiration, and projects to make our home a wonderful place and respite for my soul. You truly are a bright spot in my life.
Thank you again
Heather

Tammy said...

So clever and the red is perfect! I am on the lookout for a footboard!

cmluvs2stamp said...

I absolutely adore your style! You have the greatest ideas and you make it all look so easy. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Tresa said...

Oh good grief, you are so clever! You inspire me--thank you!

Our Back Porch said...

This is just AWESOME!! So clever!!

Polly said...

LOVE the headboard/chalkboard. What a clever idea!!

Rhondi said...

What a creatively wonderful idea!

Elise said...

A friend sent me a link to this because I've talked about something similar, only using an antique door or something- this is much lighter and do-able! I think I'm going to try it, with the addition of the knobs (so I can hang pretty things from them!) but I was wondering: How did you attach it to your wall? It could be pretty heavy. Do you have time to let me know? I would so appreciate it- thank you! You are inspiring!

Vera said...

Angie,

I have a red kitchen & breakfast den & a gold living room, so I've very much enjoyed browsing your blog.

I used chalkboard paint when my kids were children (now 27 - 40) but never would have thought of this use on the headboard! Ingenious! And very lovely too!

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