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Purchase wall-art kit or colorful wall art to place on the wall for a headboard. The designer makes a unique headboard treatment, using Charcoal and Cornucopia Tan, colors that will complement the colors of the room.
Tip: Other paint options might include painting the squares a deep brown teak color for an Indonesian-inspired room or keeping the squares white for a fresh look against a colored wall.
First, measure the panels, level and mark off on the wall before tapping off with painter's tape. Paint a layer of clear varnish around the edges the tape (Image 1); the varnish prevents paint from bleeding under the edges (Image 2).
Paint the panels with a blue shade color and allow to dry.
To help the panels pop out from the white walls, mix together small amounts of Woodlawn Blue, Kendall Charcoal and a dark blue acrylic paint and apply as a border accent around the panels.
To paint the border, measure 1/2" on the panels, taped off and paint. When the paint is dry, carefully remove the tape from the panels.
Mark the headboard off above the bed. Draw the measurements for the wall-art rectangles on rosin paper and worked into a pattern on the paper before plalcing them on the wall.
Pull the backing off from the adhesive on the wall art. Using a level, place the rectangle patterns in the headboard space.
As a final touch, the nightstand shelves are hung on the lower area of the wall panels.
Note: Pre-paid wall shelves can be purchased from a builders supply store or craft store.