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Maureen's DIY headboard

Project #2 is from Maureen of The Inglenook Decor who was contacted by HGTV.com to create a budget-friendly DIY headboard that they wanted to feature. Maureen started the project by stalking Craigslist for somebody who could make a wood cutout, used leftover chalkboard paint and primer paint, dustless chalk (who knew?!?!) and a favourite vintage silhouette. I LOVE how it turned out. (Photos by Chris, silhouette image courtesy of Susie Harrington of Petite Prints).

Reader Comments (15)

At first I thought, "that is not a good place for chalk dust to be in the air!" Then I read the post. Yes, who knew?

10 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim in Jersey

Love it! That would be so great for a kids room. Constant reminders to brush their teeth, do their homework, etc.

10 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJess - Nest Studio

I can see an imaginary scoreboard up there - though it is so far from the truth of my life as a sedate matron it would have be called satire.

10 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTricia Rose

this is a clever one.
it is adorable...
i like the handy message board.

10 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrenée finberg

Tricia -- haha!

10 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim in Jersey

Tricia - a chuckle from me as well. :-)
(I think using it as a scoreboard is a FANTASTIC idea!!)

10 Feb 2011 | Registered CommenterKiM

So cute! Never heard of dustless chalk, but it sure makes this seem like a lovely idea!

10 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAli

Love it! I also love the bedding. Any idea where it is from?

11 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Where is that lamp from? I love it

12 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJacquelyn

thanks so much Kim for posting this! and thanks everyone for the comments.

Sarah, bedding is good old West Elm, there's a shop 2 blocks from us & I can't help pass by it :)

Jacquelyn, it's from Z Gallerie circa 2002, I couldn't believe how affordable it was!

12 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commentermaureen

Oh this is such a lovely idea and looks like such a fun project. I'm loving the wall color! It's the perfect blue I've been searching for....Can you tell me where can I get it :)

15 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaola

I love this! Pair this with the chalkboard dresser idea that was on design for mankind and I think that would make an adorable bedroom set!

21 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShae

What a great headboard. Quirky and fun, yet extremely classy.

21 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlaurenjanelle

Great! Until the to-do-list makes its way up there!

23 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeni

Your image is used without credits on a Dutch blog (www.misslipgloss.nl) who makes a lot of money out of her blog. I hate copyright infringers (that's not even a word, but it should be) so I wanted to make you aware of it.

24 Jan 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

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