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Fresh looks for a headboard

Dressed with a cheerful wallpaper pattern and two paint colours, simple hollow core or interior panel doors can become a focal point in a bedroom. Here, a floral wallpaper border is attached on the door panels to complement the striped paper on the walls.<




You can match your decor and add your own twist by selecting another colour palette with different coordinating wallpaper patterns. Joining the doors with hinges allows you to fold the headboard for easy transportation or to use it as a folding screen.










1. Place the two doors on a flat surface with the two long edges facing and the smallest panels on the top.

2. On the front of the doors, apply masking tape around the borders of the upper eight panels. Using an angled paintbrush, apply two coats of light-pink paint inside the borders. Allow to dry, and then remove the tape.

3. Tape around the panels again, but place the tape inside the borders this time. Using an angled paintbrush, apply two coats of dark-pink paint. Allow to dry, and then remove the tape.

4. Carefully measure the dimensions of the raised portions of each light-pink panel. Mark and measure these dimensions on the back of the wallpaper, and cut out the eight pieces using a utility knife. Attach the wallpaper to the raised panels per the manufacturer's instructions. Allow to dry.







5. Turn the doors over. Join the doors by attaching two continuous hinges, using the included hardware, along the seam of the doors' long edges.

6. To attach the door to the wall, place a large picture hanger on each corner of the headboard. (The door will be resting on the wall, but not hanging from it.) Lean the headboard against the wall at the appropriate angle, and then mark the placement of the picture hangers on the wall; install the appropriate wall fasteners.

DIY Tip:
If you are unable to source wallpaper for this project, you can substitute this with wrapping or decorative paper.

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