An easy-paint headboard creates a dynamic decor detail for a casual bedroom.
A trio of painted closet doors provides a behind-the-bed focal point in this otherwise plain bedroom.
This is a perfect way to add a splash of color in an apartment you can't repaint. You may also want to consider this solution if you can't yet commit to painting bold color on an entire wall.
The finished headboard project should cost far less than purchasing a conventional headboard and will give you the satisfaction of making it yourself in custom colors.
See our easy instructions below.
To make the headboard, measure your bed and determine the number of doors you'll need. The headboard for this full-size bed is made from three 20-x-80-inch hollow-core doors. Queen and king beds will require more width and thus more (or wider) door panels.
Choose paint colors based on your room color, accessories, or the mood you wish to convey; for example, our all-blue color scheme is calm and restful.
Tip: For a similar look, hang painted artist's canvases on the wall behind the bed.
Follow these steps to paint the headboard: