Thursday, September 15, 2011
Guest Post - Gingiber
Hello! My name is Stacie, the artist behind Gingiber Nursery Decor and occasional blogger over at my blog, GingiberSnap. I’m pregnant with my second daughter, Lucy, so preparations have been underway to turn my oldest’s (Violet) room into a super fun shared space.
Violet has been upgraded to a big girl twin bed, and I have been searching for an affordable, vintagey feeling headboard with little luck :( That’s when I decided to DIY a super fun chalkboard headboard!
5 Wooden Yardsticks ($.69 each!)
Chalkboard Paint (I had some on hand)
Dozen 1/4 inch Nails (had on hand)
Piece of 48x39 Inch Plywood ($10)
Wood Stain ($5)
Here's how I made it:
1. I went to my local hardware store and had them cut a piece of plywood to my dimensions, 48x39 inches (39 inches is the width of a twin bed)
2. Then I cut and stained the yard sticks with Kona colored wood stain to make the yardsticks appear aged
3. I painted the plywood with 3 thin coats of green chalkboard paint and let it dry
4. After the yard sticks had dried, I cut down the yard sticks to size, put them in place, then nailed them onto the painted plywood
Finally, I placed the handmade chalkboard at the head of Violet's bed. Add some chalk and Viola! Interactive Headboard! What almost 3 year old wouldn’t love this?
I love the way the yardsticks make the headboard feel a bit oldschool :) And all for under $25! Megascore!! And Violet has definitely taken to her new bed, which makes this momma happy!