Jackson Pollock is one of America’s most well known and controversial artists. His “splatter” paintings put him on the map and introduced his name to the main stream.
You can make this upholstered headboard in a Jackson Pollock them whether you have any artistic ability or not.
Making a Jackson Pollock contemporary upholstered headboard is an easy weekend project you can make to completely transform an ordinary bedroom into a artistic get away.
Use your favorite Jackson Pollock painting as inspiration to make this simple contemporary upholstered headboard. If you like to collect contemporary art or furniture then you should have quite a bit of inspiration for this contemporary headboard.
You can complete this Jackson Pollock Inspired Contemporary Blanket project in one day, for less than $100.
The cost will depend on how many paint colors you need. To save money making your headboard I recommend using left over house paints to help create the contemporary headboard.
To Make an Jackson Pollock Inspired Contemporary Head Board You Will Need:
MDF (cut to size)
Paint (latex in any colors you need)
The first step is to cut your MDF to size. I recommend letting the professionals at the home improvement store make these cuts for you. They only charge 25 cents a cut!
My measurements are merely recommendations for a Jackson Pollock Inspired Contemporary bed headboard. You can easily change the dimensions of this headboard for a twin, full, or king-sized bed based on the size of your bed.
Measure how wide your bed is.
Now, have the MDF cut to the largest square possible to match the width of your bed. You can always make it larger if your want though.
Now, cut a piece of foam to fit each of the three or more pieces of MDF exactly. You can buy sheets of foam at any fabric store. To save time you can as them to cut it. You can also easily cut it at home using an electric knife.
Lay your pieces of MDF outside on a flat work surface. Spray the foam piece lightly with a strong adhesive spray. Lay the corresponding foam piece on the MDF and press it into place. The spray adhesive with hold it in place so it does not ever move.
Now, cut your canvas fabric about three inches wider and taller than your MDF Square.
Lay the canvas out on the floor. You may want to lay a plastic tarp down first, then your canvas.
Dip your paint brush into the different paint colors, one at a time. Now, flip your paint brush at the canvas to create the splatters.
You can always practice on paper first to save time and money.
Let this paint dry.
Lay the painted canvas fabric square face down on a clean flat work surface. You want the pattern you want to see laying down on the table.
Lay the corresponding piece of MDF and foam down on the back of the canvas painted Square. The foam should be touching the back of the canvas square.
Start in the middle of each side. Pull the Jackson Pollock Inspired Contemporary canvas painting up and over the back of the MDF. Use a staple gun to attach it in place. If you are worried about damaging the canvas you can use upholstery tacks.
Do the middle of each of the four sides first. Pull the Jackson Pollock Inspired Contemporary canvas you created in taunt each time. Evenly work your way out from the center staples. Do the four corners last? To make them neat practice folding them over like you is wrapping a package. Once you have the right look staple the corner fabric into place.
Now, once your Jackson Pollock Inspired Contemporary headboard you need to lay it face down on a clean work surface.
Screw in picture hanging hooks onto the left and right sides of the back of the upholstered Jackson Pollock Inspired Contemporary headboard. If you are making this exceptionally large, bigger than the recommended dimensions here, use heavy weight picture hanging hooks. The hooks should be installed about four inches in from the left and right side of the headboard. They should be about 2 inches down from the top of this piece.
Install you screws into the wall and hang your upholstered Jackson Pollock Inspired Contemporary headboard.