How to Build a Headboard using Wallpaper

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Over the last two weekends we have been busy working on something that has brought a lot of smiles to my face! A few weeks ago, I have come across this super fun super easy to install Peel & Stick Wallpaper and that's where it all started. 

I didn't want to wallpaper a whole wall and have it 'become' the background, my vision was to have it as a feature instead. So that's when I knew the guest bedroom makeover was going to be happening and this cool wallpaper was about to become my headboard!

Now let me just say for a moment that I never intended for the guest bedroom to be re-decorated before mine or little one's bedroom (believe me I CAN'T WAIT to cover the dark red walls in our bedroom with something more ME!), but it just happened that an idea came to mind, timing was right and with a massive help from my husband and brother-in-law the plan came to life quicker than I could have wished for. 

So once the guys were hard at work with the paint, I got started on the headboard. Here's how I did it: 

  • All I needed was a measuring tape, spirit level, a pair of scissors and a soft tool to smooth out any bubbles on the Gray Woods Peel & Stick Wallpaper by WallPops.co.uk
  • For my headboard I used three strips of wallpaper
  • Before starting I cut them all to size after matching the pattern on each section
  • It took me under an hour to apply the wallpaper to the wall. Most of the hour was making sure it was straight up on the wall! Once that was out of the way, smoothing it down and sticking it was so quick
  • To give it a good finish, I got 2 strips of painted panel mouldings and my husband cut them to size
  • We used glue to stick them to the wall. Something like No More Nails does the job perfectly. It was again so easy as it is adjustable for about 5 minutes and gives you plenty of time to make sure it is straight

And that's it!

Painted panel mouldings were the perfect finish for my headboard, and it was so easy to put them up!

Painted panel mouldings were the perfect finish for my headboard, and it was so easy to put them up!

The Gray Woods WallPops wallpaper Headboard finished, with the mismatching bed side tables. The metal one of from Zara Home and the other one was an old purchase from TK Maxx which I updated by spray painting the legs with copper spray paint.

The Gray Woods WallPops wallpaper Headboard finished, with the mismatching bed side tables. The metal one of from Zara Home and the other one was an old purchase from TK Maxx which I updated by spray painting the legs with copper spray paint.

The rest of the makeover involved getting the deep blue walls finished, furniture in place, picture on the wall and dressing the room. Copper was my metallic of choice to go with the deep blue (more about this dream combo here), so I spray painted the legs of one of the side tables in copper. It was an unused silver legged table and it was great to update it and put it to use in a special place in the house!

Have a look at the finished guest bedroom... And let me know what you think!

guest bedroom makeover before and after headboard wallpaper
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This used to be a silver legged bedside table, now an updated copper table after a couple of layers of spray paint.

This used to be a silver legged bedside table, now an updated copper table after a couple of layers of spray paint.

The typography poster fits in perfectly with the deep blue of the walls.

The typography poster fits in perfectly with the deep blue of the walls.

One cosy guest bedroom!

One cosy guest bedroom!

Side table by Zara Home.

Side table by Zara Home.

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