Painted Headboard

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instructions

YOU'LL NEED:

Dutch Boy® interior paint

Angled paintbrush

Woven roller covers and roller frame

Mini woven roller cover and roller frame (optional)

Paint tray and liners

Painter's tape

Level

Tape measure

Pencil

Drop cloth

Clean, damp cloth

Level

HERE'S HOW:

STEP 1: Wipe wall with the clean, damp cloth; lay down the drop cloth; affix the painter's tape to trim, molding and ceiling.

STEP 2: Apply base color to walls just inside taped areas with the angled brush and the woven roller; remove painter's tape while paint is still damp; allow paint to dry 24 hours.

STEP 3: Measure the width of your bed and add at least 12 inches; plan the placement of the painted headboard on the wall, using the pencil to mark the center near the baseboard.

STEP 4: Divide the total measurement from Step 3 in half; starting from the center, use the halved measurement and make marks near the baseboard to the right and left.

STEP 5: Determine how high you'd like the headboard, then, with the level and pencil, create a horizontal line that extends to both baseboard marks; using the level, extend vertical lines up from the baseboard to the horizontal line; affix painter's tape to the outside of both the vertical and horizontal lines.

STEP 6: Use the angled brush to apply the headboard color just inside the taped area, then paint remaining area with the woven roller; remove painter's tape while paint is still damp; allow paint to dry 24 hours.

STEP 7: Determine placement and width of border; using the level and pencil, lightly draw vertical and horizontal lines to create the outline of the accent border; affix painter's tape just outside the horizontal and vertical lines.

STEP 8: Depending on the accent-border thickness, use the angled brush or mini roller to paint the accent color inside the taped area; remove painter's tape while paint is still damp; allow paint to dry, following suggested drying time on the can label.

Wall: Carmela Coral 104-5DB
Painted Headboard: Luscious Scarlet 105-7DB
Headboard Stripe: Teal Seaglass 131-3DB