Though it’s not exactly a headBOARD, we love this painted canvas hung on the wall at the head of a low bed. And we are inspired by the canvas Cy Twombly tacked right onto the walls of his Rome villa, ready for painting.

63-inch by 6-yards rolls of primed artist’s canvas can be found on Amazon and at art stores. Then it’s just a matter of doing your thing using acrylic or oil-base paint (and giving it plenty of time to dry).

We’re also thinking that just about any big swath of fabric could be beautiful painted with acylic paint…taking a cue from this great Wary Myers’ pillow…

Wary Meyers
Wary Meyers

…and these chairs we posted some time ago


You need to mix acrylic with a polymer emulsion to turn it into washable fabric paint, and leave the fabric soft and pliable. You can read how to use it here and here,

 via SFGirlbyBay; photo Brittany Ambridge for Domino

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One thought on “Painted Canvas Headboard…(+ pillow + chairs)…

  1. I’ve been wanting to do this for some time – glad for the push (and the links to resources)!

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