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This beautiful rustic headboard works with or without the decorative tack belt detail. A project that is guaranteed to deliver sweet dreams.

Shopping List
• wood option: 2” x 6” boards laminated together. The length of boards will depend on your mattress size. Shown: 3” x 6” from a mill.
• 2 1/2” zinc braces 2379-143
• interior Minwax wood stain in desired colour, or non-toxic oil for a natural look 4548-181
• sandpaper, coarse, medium, and fine 1061-066/068/069
Optional:
• industrial beige leather belt 1075-348
• decorative tacks or screws to hold belt in place on wall

Here’s How
• Determine how many boards you need by the desired height and length.
• Locate the studs on the wall where the headboard will be positioned.
• Starting from the highest board, mount zinc braces on all the studs.
• Place board on and secure in place with screws. Continue this to the lowest point of the headboard, just below mattress height.
• Finish as desired.

Optional decorative belt
If you want a darker belt than industrial beige, you can try staining the belt in a desired colour of interior stain. Do a test spot first to ensure you like the effect or visit a tack shop for a larger belt selection.
• Temporarily tack the belt in place on the wall before you start building the headboard. Then wrap the belt around the headboard and attach to the wall with large tacks or screws.

Wall Art

The captivating art of Graffiti is reflected in this urban frame crafted from paintable wallpaper and drywall. 

Shopping List
• MDF or plywood to mount the wallpaper on
• moulding to frame the MDF/plywood
• alkyd primer 1831-870
• paintable subway tile wallpaper 2588-551
• Natura white glue 2020-510
• Home Drywall Compound (do not substitute) 1625-860
• Designer Series Matte paint 1858-234 Tinted: Pearl Wisdom SC181-0 and High on Heels SC183-0
• paint brushes 1612-197
• mini roller 1656-185
• putty knife 1630-783/1631-719
• artist brushes to paint saying/message
• latex paint in desired colour for saying/message

Here’s How
• Construct frame with MDF/plywood and moulding to desired size.
• Prime the board with alkyd primer. Let dry.
• Apply the subway pattern wallpaper. Although the paper is pre-pasted, roll on white glue with foam roller to adhere wallpaper instead of wetting it with water.
• Let dry. Trim any rough edges of wallpaper.
• Mix approx. 3 cups of drywall compound with approx. 1/8 cup of Pearl Wisdom paint.
• Stipple the drywall mixture onto the subway tiles only, NOT the grout lines. Do 2 to 3 rows, then with a putty knife drag it across the compound mixture to slightly flatten. This gives the texture of real brick.
• Cover the whole board with this method. Let it dry completely for 2 to 3 days.
• Dip a brush in High on Heels paint and lightly brush each textured tile. It’s not necessary to cover the whole tile. Leave areas untouched for a more realistic look. With a damp cloth, rub the colour lightly into the tile, working only 3 to 4 rows at a time. Let dry.
• Freehand your message onto the tiles using latex paint.

I’ll Drink to That!

Create one-of-a-kind candlesticks with a collection of mismatched glasses fastened together with clear glue. 

Shopping List
• varying sizes and shapes of plain and decorative glassware
• clear Gorilla glue 2020-825

Here’s How
• Create unique combinations of rim to rim and stem to stem, using clear glue to adhere glassware together.
• Do not leave lit candles unattended. Use battery operated candles for optimum safety.