Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cheap & Chic Headboard Projects

Make a personal statement in your bedroom retreat with a pretty headboard for the bed from Better Homes & Gardens.

Painted Florals
Upgrade a plain wooden headboard with paint. First sand all surfaces and coat with a water-base sealer. Using a household trim brush, base-coat the entire headboard with white satin paint. Next, apply a stripe and dot border. For the flower, download the pattern below, transfer onto the headboard, and paint. Download the Stencil

Door Do-Over
A trio of painted closet doors dresses up a plain bed. To start measure your bed to determine the number of doors you will need. Next, use painter's tape to mark off stripes. Paint all the stripes of one color. After the paint has dried, remove the tape. Repeat the process for each color. Once all the stripes are painted and dry, attach the doors with hinges or brackets on the back, lean against the wall, and brace with the bed frame. Step-by-Step instructions

Naturally Modern
Make this ultramodern headboard in an hour. Buy a piece of plywood from your local home supply store. Sand it, stain it, seal it, and then set it behind your bed. The clean lines will help you sleep in style.

Smart Stencil
Love the look of wrought-iron headboards, but not the price? Get the look without the cost by painting one on your wall. Make your own stencil by cutting out a design from acetate with a crafts knife, affix the stencil to the wall using a spray adhesive or low-tack tape, and apply paint inside the stencil. Use acrylic paint or specially formulated stenciling cream.

Perfectly Padded
For a new take on an upholstered headboard, hang a bench cushion by its ties from wall-mounted hooks. Top the hooks with a piece of over-door molding, which you can find at a home centre. To create a tufted look, sew covered buttons to the cushion with ribbon, poking both ends through the bottom of the cushion. Pull the ends tight and tie.

Visit Better Homes & Gardens to see all 26 ideas.

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