I wanted to smooth the surface of one wall in the room and paint it with chalkboard paint. I created a framed chalkboard-area on a portion of one of my kitchen walls and we have had a lot of fun with it:
I really like darker colors in my own bedroom, which is a deep chocolate brown. With this in mind, I chose a deep gray color for the two end walls, and a grayed-down magenta for the wall opposite the chalkboard. I was gambling on the colors, but I wanted the move to be a surprise (she was coming home for a visit) and I figure, what the heck: it's only paint.
The desk is a project we worked on together quite a number of years ago.
I love how it looks in this room!
Here is a portion of the chalkboard wall, with her fake headboard hastily drawn by me.
I hung a utility clamp light on the top of a vintage IV pole.
She was happily surprised with the new digs. Yay!
One little tip about chalkboard-painted walls: wait 72 hours before you apply chalk, then "prime" the wall by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk over the surface and "erasing" prior to drawing sharper lines on the wall. This makes the wall easier to clean. You can see I was doing this just prior to adding the headboard!