Chalkboard Stand from Foot Board




bunk bedI had this bunk bed


foot-board-cut-offI used the headboard and the bottom half of the foot board for the Naval bench.


scrap-lumber-routeredI cut some scraps and used a router on them.


diy-chalky-paint-primerI attached the squares with a nail gun and some Gorilla Wood Glue.


chalkboard-stand-foot-boardI used some DIY Chalky paint as primer on the entire piece.  You can see the headboard bench with storage shelf here in the background.


happily-ever-after-starts-todayThis sign is double-sided.  One side is a chalkboard, a temporary sign for a wedding centerpiece .  .  . 


repurposed-foot-board-wedding-sign . . . the other side is perfect for a vinyl saying, a more permanent reminder of the special day.

I think it would look great with ribbons and such, but you know I don’t have a knack for that.  Smile

This was a fun and easy project using scraps from another project.

See other great chalkboard ideas here:

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Gail Wilson is the hammer and drill behind My Repurposed Life. She is in the process of repurposing her life as she juggles all the responsibilities of running a home and a successful DIY blog. You can always count on Gail to give you the 411 on DIY on a budget.


  1. Great sign! :)

  2. I have one of these in the basement of our shop…looks like I know what project we will be doing next. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I like this idea–very cool! We just used one of our headboards from the furniture factory to make a bench…it’s on the blog today!

  4. That is really neat!

  5. Very nice..!!

  6. I wondered what you’d do with the top of that headboard…I should have known it would be awesome! What a great idea to have the two different sides for different purposes. You are so clever!

  7. girlfromwva says:

    great thing to make out of the foot board!!! very versatile!

  8. Great idea Gail! I love how one side is vinyl and the other a chalkboard, You could use it for a ton of different things!

  9. I knew it! You made something fabulous out of that footboard…. I want to hang out with you and learn from you :)

  10. I just wanted to drop in and say that when one of my first pins was your island from a desk and it gets repinned all the time from my boards. I’ve got a 335 count on it, I hope they have visited you and saw all your awesome creations!

  11. I love this! Thanks for sharing, you always do a great job.

    God Bless!

  12. I love this idea. You come up with the most clever designs!
    Adina @ Simply Country Life

  13. I love this! It would be perfect during the summer on the hearth of a fireplace!

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