How to Make a Wrought Iron Headboard The Quick and Easy Way

Article by: Patricia Kirkcaldy

You'd like a nice wrought iron headboard for your newly remodeled bedroom or just to liven up a boring stale décor theme. You've thought about buying an iron headboard but shelling out hundreds of dollars for a new one or even taking iron design , Bathroom Vanities and Bathroom Shower Stalls Look Fresh When Decorated With Ceramic Tile classes doesn't fit into your budget right now. You'd love to know how to , Are Candles Safe? build a headboard but don't think you really have the time. Instead of buying and making, start thinking "stenciling"!

If you're not knowledgeable about stenciling you can always go to the library or do a search online , Bed Buying with the Aid of the Web for the topic of stenciling. Once you've learned the basics it'll be easy to get the materials to design , Decorate Your Living Room With Contemporary Style and make a stencil for your faux headboard. Another thing you'll want to do is to find a wrought iron design , 5 Tips for Decorating a Child's Bedroom that will be a perfect match for your bedroom. Try searching online , Cozy and Comfortable -- A Living Room for Winter! for sites that sell wrought iron headboards. You'll get a lot of good design , Furniture - Where To Get It ideas without spending a cent. Check out local , Solar Flood Light neighborhoods and patio , Furniture - Where To Get It and garden , Safely Decorating Your Kids Bedroom shops for real life examples of nicely designed wrought iron patterns. Use these to inspire you to come up with just the right design , Good House Painting Depends on the Paint Selection, Tools and Preparing the Walls for your bedroom décor theme.

Materials Needed for Making a Wrought Iron Headboard:

- Stencil (can be made out of heavy paper, plastic, , Bed Buying with the Aid of the Web cardboard or metal).
- Pencil, Tape (low tack tape might be best for walls, , Furniture - Where To Get It some use spray adhesive).
- Measuring Tape, Paper Towels or Rags, Dropcloth.
- Stencil Brush (one or more), Small Artist's Brush.
- Latex Paint: Black and Medium Gray

Design the stencil on a large piece of paper or cardboard, whatever medium you've decided to use for the stencil. You may choose to make the stencil the entire size of your bed , The Benefits of Massage Recliner Chairs area or just make it half the size and flip it over to repeat and complete the design. , Country Home Decorating – Country Style Home Decor the Way Life Used to Be Tape the finished stencil to the wall , Furniture and Your Decor right where you want the faux headboard to be. You may need to do some adjusting here to get it just right; you'll be applying paint , The Language Silk Flowers to your wall , The Joy of Naming Paint? so make sure to position it correctly.

Often we see a shadow on the surface behind wrought iron and that's exactly what will set this project off is the faux shadow effect. Get your gray paint , Silver Picture Frame ready to use, dip the stencil brush into it and apply to entire stencil. Fill in the empty lines by swirling your paint , Grandfather Clocks - A Brief History filled stencil brush. Remove the stencil and do any touch-ups that are needed with a small artist's brush such as filling in lines here and there. Also, clean up the stencil as you'll be using it again right away.

In order to make the shadow effect come alive we must reposition the stencil. Place , The Many Changing Colors of Feng Shui and tape the stencil approximately one inch up and one inch to the left of the gray shadow lines. Next, ready your black latex paint , Log Home Interiors and Log Home Interior Design Ideas and dip the stencil brush into it. Fill in all the lines as you did when you applied the gray shadow paint. , Residential Interior Designer Figures Budget Sits at Head of the Table As before, remove the stencil and with an artist's brush, fill in any missing , Vintage Enamelware Takes Us Back or broken lines.

For a little more of a realistic effect, take the artist's brush and dip into the gray paint. , Cheap Home Furnishing And Decorating Ideas Stipple or lightly apply a little gray paint , Turning Your Child's Room into a Mysterious Jungle to the top of the black lines as if light , Design Tips for a Spacious and Family-friendly Living Room was being reflected off the tops of the faux iron.

Now stand back and congratulate yourself , Bath Rugs: Why You Should Use Rugs In Your Bathroom for creating a fun and surprisingly realistic looking faux wrought iron headboard!
Copyright 2006.Patricia Kirkcaldy runs The Home , Bath Rugs: Why You Should Use Rugs In Your Bathroom and Garden , Feng Shui Synchronicity Decor Blog. The Home , Cozy and Comfortable -- A Living Room for Winter! and Garden , Hurricanes are Perfect Times to Plan Interior Decorating Decor Blog brings you decorating tips , Feng Shui Synchronicity and information , Bathroom Vanities and Bathroom Shower Stalls Look Fresh When Decorated With Ceramic Tile to help you renew your interior , Learn About Different Types of Window Coverings and exterior living space. The latest home , Varieties of Fabric Shower Curtains and garden , Grandfather Clocks - A Brief History show schedules as well as free crossword puzzles are available to all visitors.

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