How To Make A Creative DIY Faux Brass Headboard

If you’re looking for a little touch of glam that you can make in an afternoon, this DIY Faux Brass Headboard will do just the trick!

Because I’m a die-hard Ikea hack fan, we used this plain white bed frame as a blank slate for the metallic gold.

However, you could use an already existing smooth surface headboard or make your own out of MDF, wood, etc…

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Materials Needed To Make A DIY Faux Brass Headboard For Your Bed

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Using Adhesive Vinyl

I’d like to tell you that this DIY Faux Headboard is as easy as sticking a giant metallic gold foil sticker on your headboard.

Depending on how you look at it, it is easy.

However, the only downside is that it’s virtually impossible to get rid of the air bubbles underneath foil if you don’t strategically smooth them out little by little as you go.

It’s a meticulous job, but the final look is so worth it!

It’s such an affordable way to completely makeover your furniture.

You can do things like others things like DIY Metallic Gold Legs, DIY Metallic Patterned Glassware, and add DIY Faux Brass Drawer Fronts

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Steps To Make A DIY Faux Brass Headboard

Step 1 — Measure out the size of the adhesive vinyl needed. Make sure to leave a few extra centimeters on every side.

Step 2 — Peel the film little by little, and squeegee out the bubbles as you go.

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Step 3 — Once the entire headboard surface is smoothly covered, flip the headboard over and use an Xacto knife to clean up the extra vinyl hanging over the edges to make a perfect fit.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Brass Headboards:

Can I Spray Paint A Brass Headboard Instead?

Yes, you can spray paint a brass headboard. 

However, you will need to sand and prime the headboard first before applying the paint. 

Also, make sure to use paint designed for metal surfaces. Follow the instructions on the label carefully to ensure the best results.

Are Brass Headboards In Style?

Brass headboards are a classic design that never goes out of style. 

They add a touch of elegance to any bedroom and can be easily matched with other pieces of furniture. 

If you’re looking for a headboard that will last for years to come, then brass is the way to go.

Please make sure this is the last paragraph. 

Bedroom Sources

I wouldn’t necessarily call this space gender-neutral.

But if you’re looking for a princess bed, this is definitely it. Ha!

In the meantime, we’re in Seattle styling a fun collab with Amazon.

So be sure to follow along on Instagram and Snapchat for behind the scenes!

Naturally, this wouldn’t be complete without a little added pink, so I styled it with our DIY metallic gold brushstroke pillow, this super cute Lulu & Georgia pink rug, and a palm print throw we made from Spoonflower fabric.

Pari Rug from Lulu & Georgia

Dot & Bo Daphne Tulip Side Table

FLOS table lamp

DIY Gold Brushstroke Pillow

Clothing rack from Urban Outfitters

Palm leaf fabric throw from Spoonflower

Hanging planters

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For more easy DIY projects for your bedroom, check out a few of our favorites from the archives below —

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DIY Faux Brass Headboard

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If you’re looking for a little touch of glam that you can make in an afternoon, this DIY Faux Brass Headboard will do just the trick!
Prep Time40 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course DIY
Category Bedroom

Equipment

  • Scissors
  •  Xacto knife
  • Craft squeegee

Instructions

  • Measure out the size of the adhesive vinyl needed. Make sure to leave a few extra centimeters on every side.
  • Peel the film little by little, and squeegee out the bubbles as you go.
  • Once the entire headboard surface is smoothly covered, flip the headboard over and use an Xacto knife to clean up the extra vinyl hanging over the edges to make a perfect fit.
Cost: $30
KEYWORD: diy faux brass headboard

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28 thoughts on “How To Make A Creative DIY Faux Brass Headboard”

  1. This headboard, and entire bedroom for that matter is amazing!! The link for the vinyl is no longer available, and I was just curious to know the size of the piece you used, and if the headboard required multiple pieces of vinyl or just on large “sticker” per say cleaned up with the Xacto knife?

    Thank you so much! Love your world of color, and the joy your whimsicle color combo’s bring to my feed!

    xoxo, Channing

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    • Thank you, Channing! We updated the link with a vinyl that isn’t out of stock. You can find metallic gold vinyl on Etsy (where we originally purchased ours) or Amazon. Amazon tends to have more in stock. The size we used was 12-inches by 15-feet so it had to be multiple pieces for this particular headboard. However, we have seen large rolls. Those typically sell out fast. Ideally, it would be nice to get one large “sticker” but it was easier for us to purchase the smaller ones. Hope this helps! Let us know how your headboard turns out!

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  2. Beautiful set up and super cute idea! All the vinyl I can find online comes in a height of 12″- Did you find something with a greater height or did you have to use two pieces?

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  3. coulD you Also paint A headboard with some kind of metallic spray paint? Im wondering how this adhesive would hold up over time. Does it smuDge easily? If so, how do you clean it up? I TOTALLY love the look of that throw with the air Plants.. This may have inspired me to completely change directions on my room reno!

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