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Draw your bed's headboard to suit your mood!
I've never really liked our bed and always wished it had a pretty headboard but because we're renting, I didn't have a lot of options. I've been obsessed with chalkboard paint recently and had the idea of putting a chalkboard behind the bed so we could draw any kind of headboard we like.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1143 projects »
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  • How to make a bed headboard. Chalkboard Headboard - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is what our bed looked like before. So boring :(

  • How to make a bed headboard. Chalkboard Headboard - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cover your wall or current headboard with black paper. You can then paint it with chalkboard paint if you like, though it works pretty well without it too.

  • How to make a bed headboard. Chalkboard Headboard - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now you can start drawing the outline of your bed post. I used jar lids as templates and a ruler to get it nice and straight. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you can wipe it off later.

  • How to make a bed headboard. Chalkboard Headboard - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add some dimension to your shapes by filling in the shadows and edges.

  • How to make a bed headboard. Chalkboard Headboard - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then use your finger to blend the chalk.

  • How to make a bed headboard. Chalkboard Headboard - Step 6
    Step 6

    Keep drawing your bed frame until your happy.

  • How to make a bed headboard. Chalkboard Headboard - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use a damp cloth over your finger to tidy up any mistakes.

  • How to make a bed headboard. Chalkboard Headboard - Step 8
    Step 8

    Keep going until your happy with it.

  • How to make a bed headboard. Chalkboard Headboard - Step 9
    Step 9

    Make your bed, stand back and admire. You could go even further with this add add gems and other embellishments. I'm tempted to draw some birds sitting on mine and change it seasonally.

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CO + K User

wow i love the bedding. so colourful.
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
Aww thanks, there are tutorials for how to make them on my profile too!
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Amberlynn Reid
Amberlynn Reid · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
Awesome!!
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