A fun, inexpensive way to use paint is to create a faux headboard. Headboards can be very pricey, and this is a great way to get the look of the furniture, with barely spending a dime! For this project, I used MyColor™ inspired by Pantone “Bright White”.
I measured the width of my headboard by making marks with a watercolor pencil on where the bed touched the wall on the edges. After that , push the bed back – and you might want to cover it with plastic. Use a dropcloth to cover the floor!
I drew out my pattern with a long level (mine is 4 feet), and traced the outside edges with a white watercolor pencil. (This way, you can go back and erase pencil marks afterwards)
I taped it off, and brushed it in with a chip brush. I was creating a “bamboo” latticework headboard, so that was my inspiration for the pattern. I just sort of made up the height of my headboard as I went along, but you want to make sure that it’s high enough to where your decorative pattern will show once you have pillows on the bed.
After I did that, I painted the “bamboo” part of the lines in. I really just did them sort of simply, without measuring, since this was at my house and I felt casual about it.
Then, I went back and did the lines going the other direction.
I wanted to make sure it looked like the lines were crossing each other, so I did the “bamboo” stalk lines, then also did lines separating the gridwork! I used the wall color MyColor™ inspired by Pantone’s “Friar Brown” to paint in the linework.
Hope you found inspiration from this! I have a few more ideas for patterns, if you’d like to see: