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.

faux molding _ Painted Headboard on the wall _ DIY

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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  • http://twitter.com/MiddleClassMod Tracie

    You are amazing. No, seriously. Amazing. I’m BLOWN AWAY by your painting skills.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Oh Tracie. Thanks so much! I really love painting. It’s a weird illness. It’s extremely therapeutic for me. I still have a bunch of touch up to do in the master, but overall I love the turn out.

  • Emma (Broke Ass Home)

    I love it- and I’m happy to see you found some new bedding!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Me too! I’ll be sharing me source list in the official room reveal :)

  • http://twitter.com/SandpaperGlue Stephanie

    love love love it!! the whole room looks awesome.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Thank you! I’m quite pleased. I’ll be tossing up a faux molding tute sometime this week, methinks.

  • Henriette

    WOW! So classy! Love it :-D

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Thanks Henriette! You’re a gem :)

  • Gretchen@BoxyColonial

    That looks so cool! I am not linking, for I was a slacker who got nothing done (and didn’t buy the book yet)….living vicariously!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Thanks Gretchen! No worries on not doing the project. BUT… if you change your mind, the first dozen or so pages are available to view at Amazon, and the link party is open all week long :)

      • Gretchen

        ha! good to know :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.cantwell Rebecca Crowder Cantwell

    That is amazing AGAIN!!! That is literally so cool!!! You need 10,000 stars for that!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Thanks Head Cheerleader! xoxo :)

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  • http://twitter.com/a_laura_ble laura marsh

    where did the orange duvet go? wanna sell it to me ;))

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Laura Marsh you’re awesome. Well you see, it was a Queen size, so it was about time for the bed to wear clothes that fit. Currently the orange duvet is shoved in the office room. Maybe I’ll have a give away for my hand-me-downs… or just give it to you lol.

  • Vel Criste

    I love, love what you did! it is gorgeous, now I’m seriously, seriously thinking of painting our guest bedroom wall! Thanks for sharing!
    Linking back from Carolyns Homework

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Hi Vel! Thanks for stopping by :) This would be a GREAT idea for a guest bedroom! Mainly because it’s so inexpensive. :) Let me know what the link to your blog is. I’d love to visit.

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  • Melissa Lea-Wood

    Now that is a great idea for the space concious

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      And for the budget conscious! Thanks for stopping by Melissa :)

  • Ronda

    Nice, very nice!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Thank you Ronda!

  • michelle@somedaycrafts

    This is beautiful~ Love this option. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Thank you Michelle! :)

  • Pendra

    This is so COOL! We just bought a house and have a KING size waterbed and a MINI size room, so I got rid of the KING size headboard with the best of intentions to build me a headboard…hasn’t happened yet and don’t see it anytime soon. But I am in the process of painting the whole house (44 years old and 44 year old paint and wallpaper), so this is a GREAT idea and I just might, maybe, have to try it (sooner then later)! New to your site too and I might end up being your number one fan or stalker, haven’t decided yet!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Hey there Pendra! Thanks for stopping by! Getting a new/old house is a TON of work! So I hear ya! If you do decide to paint the headboard, send me pics. I’d love to see it :) Welcome to the family. Happy crafternoon!
      -Kenz

  • Pendra

    P.S. In the “Back it up, back it up” pic is that a dog or a little sheep? Just saying, it’s a little cutie, all belly up!! Love my furbabies!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      lol just some crazy lady who almost gets shot :) I love me some autotune

      • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

        I thought you were talking about the “link” to the back it up song I posted… those are definitely two little scruffy pups. They are my heart! Indy & Buster <3

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  • Linda Braden

    I’m crazy about this idea! So cool. I pinned it and I may just be creating one of these in my daughter’s room … the space is just too small for a big headboard. This could be the very solution I’ve been searching for …

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Thanks so much Linda! This would look so good in a girl’s bedroom! I would love to see pictures if you decide to paint the headboard :)

  • sherika

    WOW! Awesome room makeover! Paint really does wonders, I would of never thought that!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Thanks Sherika! I am totally in love with paint. Thanks for stopping by!

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  • http://twitter.com/ngnrdgrl Bethany Nevitt

    Wow!!! It turned out so good! And so cheap! What a fabulous idea!!! And, by the way, you had me giggling the whole post. “I’m like, oh, my gawd!, oh, my gawd!” Going to pin this. :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Hi Bethany! I’m glad you loved it. My favorite part was the price :) Thanks for pinning it :)

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