This Contemporary Faux Slate headboard is the perfect addition to a master bedroom suite. If you love a contemporary or modern look in the bedroom, then you will love this Contemporary Faux Slate headboard.
Making a Contemporary Faux Slate headboard is an easy weekend project you can make to completely transform any ordinary bedroom into a modern and contemporary space.
Use those awesome Contemporary Faux Slate peel and stick tiles to get an expensive headboard look on a budget with this project.
You can complete this Contemporary Faux Slate headboard project in one day, for less than $80.
The cost will depend on how pricey your Contemporary Faux Slate peel and stick tiles are. To save money making your headboard I recommend using the peel and stick Contemporary Faux Slate tiles that cost about $1 a piece at your local home improvement store to cover the headboard.
To Make an Contemporary Faux Slate Head Board for your bed you will need:
Contemporary Faux Slate peel and stick tiles
Scissors or exacto knife
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 Contemporary Faux Slate 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.
Cut one pieces of MDF to these specific measurements:
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! The look is contemporary and one large headboard is what we are aiming for.
Now, Lay your pieces of MDF outside on a flat work surface. Spray it lightly with a strong adhesive spray. This will help each tile really stick in the long run. You can skip this step though, those little peel and stick tiles are super sticky.
So, I always think it is easier to have your modern headboard cut to a whole foot size, since most of these peel and stick linoleum tiles are in 1 foot square measurements. This will eliminate a lot of cutting for you.
So, start in the top left and start laying your Contemporary Faux Slate peel and stick tiles on the headboard. You will want to firmly press each one in to place.
Cover the entire front of the Contemporary Faux Slate headboard.
Now, to the sides.
Now, cut your Contemporary Faux Slate peel and stick floor tiles to strips that are about as wide as your MDF.
Press the Contemporary Faux Slate peel and stick linoleum tiles in place lining them up with the front pieces.
Lay the Contemporary Faux Slate headboard face down on a clean flat work surface. You want the pattern you want to see laying down on the table.
Screw in picture hanging hooks onto the left and right sides of the back of the Contemporary Faux Slate 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 Contemporary Faux Slate headboard. They should be about 2 inches down from the top of this piece.
Install you screws into the wall and hang your Contemporary Faux Slate headboard.