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Wallpaper Your Headboard

Damask & Dentelle
Okay, so I said that these would be coming tomorrow... but I got too excited.  If you can't wallpaper an entire wall (as shown in yesterday's inspiring post) there are plenty of other options to get that great wallpaper look in your space.  Makeover your headboard with some wallpaper!  Coat your headboard in Mod Podge.  Carefully apply wallpaper.  Smooth out bubbles/wrinkles/etc with a school id or bank card. Trim the edges. Coat in more Mod Podge. Spray with a clear-coat spraypaint. And voila! Now let's eat up some of this eye candy:

Ideas Magazine
Pink and white are fresh and pretty against rich charcoal.

Better Homes & Gardens
Lovely little birds lend charm to this cozy bed. 
Better Homes & Gardens
Cut out pieces of wallpaper. (Flower shapes, for example.)  Mod Podge the pieces to your headboard and tape/command-strip a remaining few up on the wall so it looks like the pattern grew off your headboard and onto the wall.  So magical.




Elle Decor
Cover a wooden piece of MDF (medium density fiberboard)
with wallpaper and frame it up with wooden trim.

Young House Love
Go for high contrast and wild pattern for a big impact. 

Decorology
Ooh la la--faded damask pasted onto a vintage head-
and foot-board adds instant French Country charm.

This is Love Forever
Get your retro on.  This headboard was covered in vintage floral wallpaper.  Then little flowers (cut out of scrapbook paper) were glued on top of the vintage wallpaper to add extra color.

decor8
No glue?  Attach a rail or dowel across your bed using
command adhesive strips and drape your wallpaper over it.

The Marion House Book
Think outside the rectangle.  Have MDF cut in a
big circular shape and then cover in wallpaper.

Wallpaper works serious magic, no?  You can turn any drab headboard into something fun and unique. Besides wallpaper, you could use scrapbooking paper, high quality wrapping paper, and even fabric.

Extra tip: Don't wallpaper your headboard if the school owns it! As tempting as it is. ;)


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Comments

NancyU said…
The green birds wall paper pattern is very nice.
Caitlin said…
Ooooo I love the vintage style bed and the green circle idea! So cute!!

Caitlin
Olivia said…
The blue and white print against the red looks amazing!! I love it when people aren't afraid of big contrast. - Olivia
Me encanta el papel de los pájaros!!! Llevar a juego con el color de pared le hace que sea mas bonita. Gracias por compartir!!
Colordavid85 said…
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