Sweet Dreams

Paint a strik­ing bed­head on the wall with Re­sene paints

Good - - CONTENTS - Styling and pho­tog­ra­phy Sarah Heeringa

Change the look of your bed with a new bed­head and use it to up­date the look and feel of the whole room. You can cre­ate a calm colour scheme us­ing neu­tral shades of grey and cream, com­ple­mented by sooth­ing greens and blues.

Step by step

Step 1: Mea­sure the width of your bed and trim the ply­wood sheet ac­cord­ingly. Use the sand­pa­per or san­der to smooth the edges. Lay the drop­cloth and coat the ply­wood sheet evenly us­ing Re­sene Quick Dry un­der­coat. Al­low a min­i­mum of two hours for this to dry.

Step 2: Top­coat in a matt wa­ter­borne enamel. I used Re­sene SpaceCote Flat in Re­sene Merino. Al­low to dry.

Step 3: Use the tape mea­sure and pen­cil to mark the cen­tre and other equallyspaced ver­ti­cal lines. Tape lines us­ing the mask­ing tape. Add a num­ber of hor­i­zon­tal lines to cre­ate squares. Make sure the tape is firmly at­tached to the board.

Step 4: Use the Re­sene test­pots to paint the squares. Paint from the tape in­wards to­wards the cen­tre of each square. Start with the dark­est shade and choose squares that are ran­domly spaced. Then add the next shade and so on to cre­ate a bal­anced ef­fect.

Step 5: Once the paint is com­pletely dry, care­fully peel off the tape. Touch up any edges as nec­es­sary. Lean the head­board against the wall be­hind your bed or at­tach the head­board to the head of your bed us­ing a drill and long screws.

Blend­ing ef­fects

Cus­tomise the colours and the painted ef­fect as you go us­ing this tech­nique. Start by paint­ing all the squares as solid blocks of colour. For a softer ef­fect, paint over a few squares mix­ing a lit­tle more of the paint with the neu­tral base shade. Sarah is a con­tribut­ing ed­i­tor for Good and au­thor of Re­claim That: Up­cy­cling your Home with Style.

Wall painted with Re­sene Quar­ter Frozen and, right, Re­sene Rice Cake Com­plete the look with some beau­ti­ful bed­ding to com­ple­ment your new head­board. Du­vet, pil­low cases, cush­ions and Ao­raki Throw all from Wal­lace Cot­ton.

Fin­ish­ing touch En­sure the painter’s tape is firmly at­tached be­fore paint­ing. Al­low the paint to fully dry be­fore care­fully peel­ing the tape away to re­veal the clean edge. Re­sene Merino Re­sene Free­lance Re­sene Hope Re­sene Sea Crest Re­sene Un­wind

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