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…
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.
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.
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.
I wouldn’t necessarily call this space gender neutral, but if you’re looking for a princess bed, this is definitely it ha!