Friday, July 3, 2009


This headboard debuted on design*sponge earlier this week- very exciting stuff! If you haven't checked-out the site, you should, like right now. Beautiful images to inspire and clever ideas that can lead to amazing afternoon craft projects. I give step by step directions on how to make the headboard on the site, just look up headboard in the search field, or look under the DIY section. Basically it is a free hand drawing inspired by argyle sweaters and mountain scenes circa 4th grade drawing class. I used regular interior wall paint and that is about it. Definitely try this one at home!


  1. The link from Design*Sponge>>DIY to the Mountain Headboard instructions is broken (as of 7/6/09).

  2. Ahh, here they are:

    1. Sidewalk chalk
    2. Pencil
    3. something with a straight edge, like a book or ruler
    4. interior wall paint flat, white plus a selection of four other colors
    I used Easy Care Interior flat finish that I got from the hardware store
    5. big wide wall painting paint brush, and then one or two small paint brushes
    6. newspapers and painter's tape to protect the floor and molding while painting

    -First make an outline of a mountain on your wall with chalk, think snowy mountain top, maybe envision the Southpark opening credit mountains for inspiration

    -using the pencil, make a ragged edge for the snowy top section. Using the small paint brush fill in the snow top with your white paint. Be conscious of your brush strokes because you might be able to see them. Long smooth strokes seemed to look alright. Then use the small paint brush to do the edges of you mountain white, and the big brush to fill in the middle white.

    - now go crazy with your zigs and zags. The pencil won't show up through the paint so don't be afraid if you mess up. I made a few descending
    lines of equally sized diamonds here and there, and then made various sized diamond and triangle shapes to fill in the rest of the space.

    -fill in your trapezoids using the little paint brush. Lighter colors may need two coats.

    -I chose three colors that were similar in hue (yellow, grey, light blue), and then one accent color (turquoise)

    Wait a few hours for the paint to dry and then stick your bed right in front of it!