Upcycle or Repurpose? Spellchecker doesn’t like either word. In any case I had this headboard for over a year. It sat in storage just waiting to be transformed/upcycled/repurposed.
I really didn’t see it as a headboard bench. It has two black panels attached. One day recently it finally “spoke” to me.
Upon further discovery I see that the panels can easily be removed by unscrewing a few screws.
I thought I would have to “cut” the legs off, but again, luck was on my side. Four screws—easy peasy.
Tip-when I have a lot of holes to fill, I use spackling because it’s cheaper than wood putty. Tweet this tip.
I used my HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer to spray paint it a pretty turquoise color.
I then used some watered down black latex paint to “glaze” it. After that I painted it with three-four coats of chalkboard paint. (not pictured)
Every good chalkboard needs a ledge to hold your chalk and/or eraser. I was going to use my router to make a ledge, but I have misplaced my bits. (I think it’s time to declutter the garage AGAIN)
I dug in my stash and found this really great piece of trim.
Testing it to see if I like it with the thick part to the front . . .
. . . or to the back.
I painted the trim with the turquoise paint, and then did the black glaze. I used my nail gun to attach it to the chalkboard. I ended up putting the thicker part of the molding on the back. It made a better ledge that way in addition to having more thickness to nail.
I really, really love it!
The ledge is perfect!
Only one downfall for this upcycled headboard, it’s pretty durn heavy!
I love staging pieces on my privacy fence. I would never have anywhere in my house to hang this for a photo op.
This chalkboard is already in my booth, ready to go home with someone.
Do you upcycle or repurpose?
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