School nerds (like myself) will appreciate Stacie's nod to schoolhouse decor with the headboard she made for her daughter Violet's room. It adds a lot of character and hardly cost a cent.The most expensive part of Stacie's project was the plywood that she painted with chalkboard paint. And the cute yardstick border - it cost her less than $5. She wrote up a tutorial for aging the yardsticks and putting it all together - find the link on her blog GingiberSnap
If that blog name rings a bell it may be that you remember seeing it here on Ohdeedoh. Stacie is the creative force behind Gingiber where she sells prints, pillows and more for the modern nursery and she also shared Violet's nursery with us last year.
(p.s. I'll beat the commenters to the punch by adding that you may want to use dustless chalk for this project.)