How to Paint a Headboard on the Wall

Shalom!  It sounds like everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend.  I’d like to say how HUMBLING this $100 gift card give away has been.  You all made me feel like Miss America.  Thank you!  We had 120 entries!  To pick a winner I did a random number generate based on the amount of comments I had on that post.  I sorted the comments from oldest to newest, and the winner is:

JAMIE HUNT!

Jamie, make sure to email me at InteriorsByKenz (at) gmail (dot) com and tell me which gift card you’d like (Amazon, Target, HomeGoods, Home Depot) and where to mail it to.  Happy day, you’re $100 richer.

Moving on with business… If you remember, me and my home girls assembled to create this fine group:

DIY action squadWe wanted to give Young House Love a shout out and show them their Book wasn’t for naught.  We were ready to put it into action.  Hence, the action squad.  

Those of you who have been on the home tour attraction, you’ll know I had a master plan for my master bedroom.  My master plan consisted of faux molding, so a faux head board would look as at home as Mary Kate in rehab.  My selected project was number 68:
PAINT A HEADBOARD ON THE WALL.

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John & Sherry suggest creating a template, marking it off on the wall, and painting the inside.  This theory works just fine.  But I did mine a little different.  Instead of painting the headboard shape on the wall, I did mine in the relief.

Some math was needed to get the shape just right.  I wasn’t about to have a lopsided headboard.  I first figured out how long my wall was.  Then I figured out how wide our bed was.  Then I figured where the center of the wall was and the center of the bed-measurement.  I didn’t use a stencil or template for the headboard shape.  It was just measuring and symmetry.  If you’re not into this math-nonsense, my suggestion would be to stop by the craft store, pick up some butcher paper, fold it in half, and make a template.  That way you won’t “faux” it up.  (Kenz, please.)

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10 points to Gryffindor if my notes make any sense to you.

Before I could even paint, I needed to prime over the stripes.  Seeing the stripes go put me in a “I’m-so-happy-I’m-going-to-dance-like-Beyonce” kind of mood.  Don’t tell me you’ve never had a mood like that before.

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After I took care of that bidness, I painted my whole wall (minus cutting in) Snowbound White by Sherwin-Williams.  After it dried, I taped off my headboard shape using a series of shapes.  (If you are NOT doing this in the relief… this taping method will not work for you.)

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I did some “other” taping… which will come at a later post.  Today’s post is strictly “headboard.”  After my headboard shape was taped off, I painted everything outside the lines.  The paint color is Sherwin-Williams’ color match of Slate by Restoration Hardware.  (That paint formula will come in the faux molding tutorial ^_^)  I love me a good knock off.

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And when the paint dries, you get to unwrap your present headboard.  1810 squeals will come out of your mouth because you’ll be brimming with excitement.

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Scoot your bed back against your new headboard.  Back it up, back it up, back it up, back it up.  “Cuz my daddy taught me good.”  

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This headboard is stunning, and all it is is paint.  If you are only painting a headboard and not an entire wall, you will only need *maybe* a quart.  Possibly a sample.  So roughly $15.  I bet you like it a lot more now.

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Oops.  You accidentally saw some of my faux molding.  (And you love it, don’t you?)  Make sure to come back for the tutorial.  In the mean time, it’s PARTY TIME!

Enter your projects 3 more times with the rest of the DIY Action Squad:
Emma @ Broke Ass Home
Stephanie @ Sandpaper & Glue
Tracie @ Middle Class Modern 

Make sure to link your projects up.  Entering is easy.  Just paste your URL into the link, and go 🙂
The party is still open for all who want to join!  Show me your wild side 😉



Come see the entire finished Master Bedroom Update!

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