First, you acquire a refrigerator box (the cardboard is double thick). Also, you will need to have a picture of the headboard (I snagged mine from the Ballard Designs website). Print it out as large as you can. After printing it out, you will need to use a ruler and pencil to create a grid on the picture aka:Elementary Art Style.
I knew I wanted the overall width to be 40” so I scaled it so each half would be 20”. Draw a grid on one side of the box to match the overall with you are seeking (sorry I didn’t get pictures of that).
Once you have the design scaled up on the refrigerator box side, use a handy dandy jig saw to cut it out. (Remember the cardboard is extra thick so this is the easiest way).
Add ”posts” (I used 4 thicknesses to add depth) I then decided I wanted dimension on the edges, so I cut strips the width of the yardstick, and hot glued them to the scrolled edge. Then use spray “Kilz” to seal cardboard and make a white background.
Now it’s time to get messy . . . Disassemble the romance novel of you choice (I chose Jane Austin’s “Pride and Prejudice”). Mix good old white glue 70/30 with water and decoupage to novel pages to the edges first followed by the flat surfaces.
When completely covered in pages from the novel, I used watered down, left-over wall paint to “age” the pages. Then I sealed all with clearcoat spray.
Attach this: (museum mount style picture hanger)
and the final result is an “Anthropology” Style”, “Ballard Design Knock-off” headboard that any young college-aged girl will go Ga-ga over.
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