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DIY Teal Headboard

Headboards make gorgeous additions for creating the perfect bedroom space. Because, according to my kids, everyone deserves a “princess” bed. Can’t disagree with that! Headboards are fun, but what can really make them especially unique is adding a little pop of color, like this DIY teal headboard.

How to Create a Teal Headboard

  • Sand down your headboard, if needed.
  • Choose a fun paint color! Stain is a great option too, however, if you are wanting to add an element of color, I highly recommend paint.
  • Paint away! Add glaze to create more of an antique finish, if desired.
  • Add an appliqué for an additional unique look. You can also use more than one color of paint like I did.
DIY teal headboard


I LOVE a brightly colored headboard! They are always so fun to use as a statement piece.

I forgot to take a before picture of this beauty. She was quite an eye sore with a big faux wood oval in the center and weird hand painted flowers! You can imagine how happy I was when the oval popped right off.  And in its place I added this beautiful appliqué.

Teal headboard applique


This appliqué made the headboard so much more elegant.  I got some lace pillows to complete the look. After all doesn’t every bed need a few pillows?!


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Luck would have it that this paint color was in the mis-tinted section. I love it when they make mistakes with pretty colors 😉  After the bed was all painted, I added the glaze and antiqued it to bring out all the fun details of this bed!!


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I decided to go with two-toned paint colors. I love the neutral cream mixed in with the bright pop of teal. The added glaze tops it off with the antique finish.


create a teal headboard


Isn’t this teal headboard just gorgeous? Happy DIY-ing!


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  • That is such a pretty colour and really updates the headboard. I am just finishing up a pair of chairs in a similar style in half Old White and Half Provence ASCP. I have made my own chalky paint before with mistints too. Do you paint the latex straight up, with a primer first or do you make a chalky type paint with an additive?

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