Friday, March 18, 2011

Chevron Headboard

About a year and a half ago I was inspired by two copper lamps found at a yard sale to create a copper headboard. I loved it for a long time. It just added a touch of elegance (IMO) to our room. However, a paper headboard and a toddler do not mix and over the past four months it was totally demolished by my sneaky little girl. I decided to say au revoir to this creation:

And try something else.

Now, the tricky part is that this piece of plywood is literally screwed into our wall. Taking it off the wall and hauling it down our stairs to revamp it wasn't in the cards. So I improvised.

I slid paper behind the board all around the sides, taped them to the wall, put a drop cloth under the board and carefully painted the board Better Home and Garden's Classic Cream.

I then channeled my favorite pattern (Chevron) again onto the board and used my own tutorial on how to create a Chevron pattern.

Then I taped and painted the stripes with the same chocolate brown paint I've used on several of my favorite projects.  *see below for links to all of those projects!

Voila! I love the stark contrast it adds to the room and how much lighter it makes the room. Next on my bedroom makeover list: new comforter...

P.S. Aren't those quilted chevron pillows to die for? Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw them at Ross for $6 each!

*Projects painted with chocolate brown paint
Rocking Chair
Baby's Dresser
Copper Vase
Outside Planter/Changing Table


  1. Oooh, I love it! I actually like this one better, if I may say so. Beautiful!

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [19 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. This headboard looks GREAT!

  4. I love this so much and the room looks way more cohesive with this look. Nice score on the chevron pillows, too- sweeeet!

  5. WOW, I love it Anna Rose. Way to go! Can't wait to see what else you come up with after E takes to that with a crayon.

  6. Absolutely love this. Great frugal DIY!

  7. I love it! I think it really does bring more light to the room. It's amazing what one piece can do to help the room out.

  8. I quilt and usually go to quilting blogs but I love your blog. I think I might go crafty also. I have made Chevron quilt blocks. I love them. I have Chevron fabric also and love it. Chevron is sew cool!!! Glad to see that you love it too! Glad you are very crafty and creative.


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