DIY Faux Brass Headboard

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!

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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. However, you could use an already existing smooth surface headboard, or even 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.

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.

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Steps To Make A DIY Faux Brass Headboard

1 — First, measure out the size of the adhesive vinyl needed. Leave a few extra centimeters on every side.

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

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

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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.

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

 

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

 

28 thoughts on “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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