Painting a Wrought Iron Headboard Design On a Wall Painting a Wrought Iron Headboard Design On a Wall

What You'll Need
Designed stencil
Black paint
Paint brush
Measuring Tape

One of the most popular and ever trendy details in bedrooms is the wrought iron headboard. This beautiful headboard gives the room a focus, and completes your decor with a touch of sophistication.

Sometimes, we decide to purchase a bed without a headboard and after a while we feel that there is something missing in our room’s design. With a simple do-it-yourself project, you can easily transform your bedroom with a royal look, by painting a wrought iron headboard design directly on the wall over your bed. This crafty idea is fairly easy and quick to do, especially if you have some drawing know how. Just follow these steps:

Step 1 – Preparing the Wall

If the paint job in your room needs a change, then this is the first thing you need to do. Make sure that before you start painting your wrought iron headboard design, your wall is in the right color and cleanly finished.

Step 2 – Location of the Design

With a measuring tape, take the width of your bed, so you can calculate the size and position of your new design. You can also sketch your design on paper before you do it on the wall, so you can work on the symmetry of your new headboard. Be creative and experiment with various designs, and choose the one that strikes you most. You can make the headboard painting a bit wider if you wish to customize it with the bedside tables.

Step 3 – Setting Up the Stencil

There are many designs to choose from, and many crafts or hardware stores supply stencils for homemade projects. With a pencil, lightly mark the positions of your stencils. If you need some of them to be perfectly aligned, use the level for guidance. Outline the headboard design on the wall with the pencil, so that you can see if you're content with the design, before applying the paint.

Step 4 – Coloring the Design

Once you have outlined all your stencils in place, take some time to study how it looks and if you like it. You can proceed with the next step. Open the paint and mix thoroughly. Use a drop cloth to protect the floors from paint. Put your first stencil in place, and with the paint brush start painting in the stencil onto the wall. Do not put too much paint on the brush, to avoid paint running. The same procedure applies for the rest of the stencil painting.

Step 5 – Finishing Touches

After you have completed your headboard design, you need to leave the paint to dry for at least 24 hours, and then slowly remove the stencils. You can now clean up, and put  your bed back against the customized wall.

Thanks to some creative thinking and little work, you have made your own custom wrought iron headboard design, with very little expenses compared to the prices of actual headboards of this type.

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