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.
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.
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.
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.