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…
Materials Needed To Make A DIY Faux Brass Headboard For Your Bed
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dot & Bo Daphne Tulip Side Table
Clothing rack from Urban Outfitters
Palm leaf fabric throw from Spoonflower
For more easy DIY projects for your bedroom, check out a few of our favorites from the archives below —
- DIY Ikea Hack Side Table
- Ikea Hack – DIY Wooden Headboard Using Stikwood
- How I Styled Our Guest Room for Listing + Home Staging Tips!
- DIY Hanging Diamond Decor Mobile
DIY Faux Brass Headboard
- Xacto knife
- Craft squeegee
- 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.
Don’t forget to share your DIY Faux Brass headboard with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations!
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28 thoughts on “How To Make A Creative DIY Faux Brass Headboard”
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!
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!
Hi! How did you make the palm throw? I love it so much and really want to make it
Hi Victoria! Check out the Spoonflower link that we posted in the article. Spoonflower does custom fabrics for you! https://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/4303655-palm-in-palm–duchess-by-peacoquettedesigns
hi .its very interesting information ans good ideas about home decoration.its too easy and attractive. thanks and keep it up.
hi .its very interesting information ans good ideas about home decoration.its too easy and attractive.
I was hoping that there other options of color ,design , etc.
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?
Hi there, ours was just big enough for our headboard! We recommend using to pieces if necessary :)
Oh how lucky! Where did you get it? The link provided is for 12″ and I can’t find anything taller anywhere!
Oh no! So sorry to hear that. We actually used some left over vinyl that we’ve had for a while. Your best bet would be to check Michaels, Joann’s, & Hobby Lobby!
weRe did you pUrchase the throw pillow and blanket?
Is there a post showing how you made the throw?
Still working on that one :) Haha, hopefully soon!
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!
Great ideas, too! Glad you like the room setup.
Hi ashley. What fabric on spoonflower did you choose for the throw blanket? Also how many yards would you reccomend for a full size throw?
It is called “palm in palm ~ Duchess!”
hi ashley. thanks for the response. i did see the name of the fabric, but what type of fabric is it? ultra cotton? Jersey? etc…
Oh I love the way this turned out! And that throw is so good!
I’m in love with this room! So pretty. PS where are those wall planters from?? :)
You can get them from amazon or urban outfitters. they’re umbra trigg wall planters.
Thanks, Karen! We always love to use amazon prime :)
So darling! As soon as I have a guest bedroom, I will be doing this! :)
Ah, can’t wait to see it!