$2 Trash to Treasure: Girl’s Room Chalkboard

Happy Friday!

I have a super quick Trash to Treasure project to share today.

If you’ve been around here awhile then you know I love a good thrift store project, like this awesome houndstooth chair or this $14 end table.

My favorite stores have been kinda slow recently but I did manage to find a few things last week so here’s the first trash to treasure thrift store makeover from that haul.

trash to treasure chalkboard for a girls room

So I’m in the middle of updating my daughter’s room from baby nursery to big girl room. She’s almost 2 and recently started escaping from the crib so it was time to switch her to a “big bed.” We went straight to a twin and I have plans to hack her new Ikea bed like one of these. The other plans involve lots of pink, animals, and a gallery wall. Two of her favorite things and one of mine! I’ll let you decide which one of those is mine ;)

4 dollar mirror transformation

So here’s the trash. Ugly mirror found at the thrift store on half off day. It was only $2 and a total score.


Then I needed some paint. Ever heard of Radiant Orchid? It’s only Pantone’s Color of the Year. It’s basically the perfect pink for a girl’s space. I’m planning on using a little bit of it in P’s room and I thought this $2 trash to treasure project would be a great opportunity to try it out.

I painted the whole frame with about three coats of radiant orchid, then taped off the frame and sprayed the mirror with chalkboard paint to create a really cute and girly chalkboard. All just for a few bucks!

Trash To Treasure Mirror to Chalkboard_edited-1

I’m thinking it will be great in the gallery wall I’m planning for Miss P’s big girl room and seriously for $2 it’s a great room accessory!

More trash to treasure projects you might like are:

DIY Upholstered Foot stool Tutorial

Upholstered Foot Stool

Painted Bread Box Making Home Base

Painted Bread Box

For more on my thrift store adventures be sure to follow me on Instagram! I always share my favorite goodies on there right away!

Happy weekend!


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Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.


SAHM, mil spouse. I spend my days playing tea party and blocks but when I can I work on DIY/home decor projects. I blog about them at Making Home Base.
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