How to make chalkboard paint. Easy and so much cheaper than buying chalkboard paint! Plus, lots of fun colours! Recipe: 1 cup of latex house paint or acrylic craft paint, 1 TBSP of non-sanded tile grout. Mix together until there are no lumps. Makes 1 cup.
"Aiming for a coastal bedroom decor? Paddles emphasize the sea/beach theme and make for great wall decorations. Different size paddles can also be arranged and used as a headboard in a coastal bedroom." Other headboard ideas at the link.