Sharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth, plus our LOCAL magazine feature! - houston blogger - home decor

DIY Faux Brass Headboard (+ our LOCAL Magazine Feature!)

I hope everyone had an awesome 4th of July weekend! We wouldn’t be the good DIY’ers that we are if we didn’t welcome you back to the work week without a DIY faux brass headboard, right? We actually made this project for the Home + Design issue of LOCAL magazine this month, and I’m super excited to share our feature with you! If you’re in Houston, be sure to grab a copy!

I’ll share more on that later, but as for the DIY, there are a few different ways you can go about making your own headboard. Because I’m a die-hard Ikea hack fan, we used this plain white bed frame as a blank slate for the metallic gold, but you could use an already existing smooth surface headboard, or even make your own out of MDF, wood, etc…

Sharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth! - houston blogger - home decor

Sharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth, plus our LOCAL magazine feature! - houston blogger - home decor

I’d like to tell you that this is as easy as sticking a giant metallic gold foil sticker on your headboard, and depending on how you look at it, it is. 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.

Sharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth! - houston blogger - home decor

First we measured out the size of the adhesive vinyl that we needed, leaving a few extra centimeters on every side, then we peeled by the film little by little, and squeegeed out the bubbles as we went.

Sharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth! - houston blogger - home decor

Once the entire headboard surface was smoothly covered, I flipped the headboard over and used an Xacto knife to clean up the extra that was hanging over the edges to make a perfect fit.

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.

Sharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth! - houston blogger - home decorSharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth! - houston blogger - home decorSharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth! - houston blogger - home decor Sharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth! - houston blogger - home decor Sharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth! - houston blogger - home decor

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!

Sources: Lulu & Georgia rug // Dot & Bo tulip side table // flos table lamp // gold brushstroke pillow // UO clothing rack // palm leaf fabric throw // Hanging planters

Sharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth, plus our LOCAL magazine feature! - houston blogger - home decor

DIY Faux Brass Headboard (+ our LOCAL Magazine Feature!)

I hope everyone had an awesome 4th of July weekend! We wouldn’t be the good DIY’ers that we are if we didn’t welcome you back to the work week without a DIY faux brass headboard, right? We actually made this project for the Home + Design issue of LOCAL magazine this month, and I’m super excited to share our feature with you! If you’re in Houston, be sure to grab a copy!

I’ll share more on that later, but as for the DIY, there are a few different ways you can go about making your own headboard. Because I’m a die-hard Ikea hack fan, we used this plain white bed frame as a blank slate for the metallic gold, but you could use an already existing smooth surface headboard, or even make your own out of MDF, wood, etc…

Sharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth! - houston blogger - home decor

Sharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth, plus our LOCAL magazine feature! - houston blogger - home decor

I’d like to tell you that this is as easy as sticking a giant metallic gold foil sticker on your headboard, and depending on how you look at it, it is. 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.

Sharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth! - houston blogger - home decor

First we measured out the size of the adhesive vinyl that we needed, leaving a few extra centimeters on every side, then we peeled by the film little by little, and squeegeed out the bubbles as we went.

Sharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth! - houston blogger - home decor

Once the entire headboard surface was smoothly covered, I flipped the headboard over and used an Xacto knife to clean up the extra that was hanging over the edges to make a perfect fit.

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.

Sharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth! - houston blogger - home decorSharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth! - houston blogger - home decorSharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth! - houston blogger - home decor Sharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth! - houston blogger - home decor Sharing how to make this DIY diy faux brass headboard on Sugar & Cloth! - houston blogger - home decor

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!

Sources: Lulu & Georgia rug // Dot & Bo tulip side table // flos table lamp // gold brushstroke pillow // UO clothing rack // palm leaf fabric throw // Hanging planters

Comments

  • Kathleen

    07.05.16

    So darling! As soon as I have a guest bedroom, I will be doing this! :)

    • Ashley said:

      Ah, can’t wait to see it!

  • Amanda

    07.05.16

    I’m in love with this room! So pretty. PS where are those wall planters from?? :)

    • Karen said:

      You can get them from amazon or urban outfitters. they’re umbra trigg wall planters.

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks, Karen! We always love to use amazon prime :)

  • Alexis

    07.07.16

    Oh I love the way this turned out! And that throw is so good!

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks, Alexis!

  • Mandee

    07.20.16

    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!

    • Ashley said:

      Great ideas, too! Glad you like the room setup.

    • Mandee said:

      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?

      • Ashley said:

        It is called “palm in palm ~ Duchess!”

    • mandee said:

      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…

  • Mel

    07.20.16

    Is there a post showing how you made the throw?

    • Ashley said:

      Still working on that one :) Haha, hopefully soon!

  • Rose

    08.14.16

    weRe did you pUrchase the throw pillow and blanket?

  • CHAr

    08.15.16

    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?

    • Ashley said:

      Hi there, ours was just big enough for our headboard! We recommend using to pieces if necessary :)

    • Char said:

      Oh how lucky! Where did you get it? The link provided is for 12″ and I can’t find anything taller anywhere!

      • Ashley said:

        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!

  • Deb

    11.07.16

    I was hoping that there other options of color ,design , etc.

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