I was inspired.
I knew I had to play off of them some how to tie them to the rest of the room so I began googling images of copper back splashes to give me ideas for a headboard.
I came across this image and knew it was what I wanted our headboard to look like:
My version:Sand the edges of the plywood to smooth it...remember this part will still be visible from the side of your bed.
Don't like the copper, but like the concept? Let me show you how to make your own headboard out of nothing more than plywood and paper.
What you need:Let's Get Started!
- Piece of plywood to fit behind your bed
- Approx. 30 pieces of paper (10 of each color if you use three colors)
- Spray adhesive
- Paint to match room
Go to Lowes, Home Depot or your favorite hardware store that sells large pieces of plywood. Most give you two free cuts with your purchase which will allow you to get your wood cut to the size you want. I had my piece cut to 3ft x 6ft to fit behind our queen bed
Paint around the edges of the plywood a color to match your room. You can skip this step if you intend to cover the edges with paper as well.
Cut your paper into random shapes and sizes.
Spray your board with the spray adhesive and firmly press the pieces into place. This part works much easier if you have an idea of how this will look. You will want to place your pieces quickly before the glue dries to ensure a secure hold. I chose to do this as randomly as possible to make it look like my inspirational image.
Let the pieces dry overnight and then hang behind your bed!
Updated: I'm linking this post to Kimba's "Do It Yourself Day" blog party. Stop by and check out all of the fun DIY projects!