DIY Diamond headboard- (Faux tufted headboard)

March 9, 2009 at 9:30 am 1 comment

Talking of Diamonds on the wall, I found this rather lovely DIY project  over at Project Nursery.

Have you seen those custom tufted headboards?
Gorgeous, but perhaps just a bit too expensive for a kid-room-makeover-budget?

DIY: Penache For Pennies

Here is a DIY tip to create a lot of panache for just pennies.

The Faux Tufted Headboard

Supplies: Paint, Basic Wood Trim (I prefer the pre-primed trim; its easier to paint) Miter Saw, Tape Measure

A full-sized bed and measures 54″ wide. Make certain the width is at lease as wide as the mattress if you are using a different size. The height is totally up to you based on the look you are going for. Factor in the height of the back pillows to make sure it still can be seen once the bed is put together. Also make sure the finished height does not line up with anything else on the wall. Here the headboard is slightly higher than the mirror over the dresser.

I chose a harlequin (diamond) pattern for this room. With this particular design, the wall color and a pearly white were alternated. Then circles were painted on where the diamonds meet to mimic buttons. You can use real buttons or any embellishments you like to add more dimension and texture. Little freehand lines were added around the buttons to create “tufts”. The design was framed with a painted wood molding to finish the look . Get as creative as you like or if you get stuck for an idea, e-mail me at for help. Ciao!

Thanks Rebecca


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. artistryinfaux  |  May 8, 2009 at 11:44 am

    This is adorable……you have some wonderful ideas


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