Modge Podge black and white photos onto the headboard

Submitted by TanyaBell on Sat, 08/17/2013 - 06:57

I chose to modify one of your headboards by only doing step 1-4.

We made a queen headboard and I wanted it slightly taller than the plans suggested so I added 12". I used 3/4" MDF as the back cut 60" w x 48" H, 1x4s for the sides and top and a 1x3 for the bottom. I glued and nail gunned each piece to the edge letting the sides extend down for the legs of the headboard.

I filled the nail gun holes with wood filler. The piece was primed, then painted with 2 coats of color, and then the photos were Modge Podged onto the interior of the headboard touching and overlapping. As my daughter gets older we can add more photos or I can make a fabric insert to go over the photos. She loves it and I'm happy we could do something different.

Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
MDF, 1x4s, 1x3
Finish Used
Paint is Valspar Gypsy Rouge 1010-9 in semi-gloss.
Recommended Skill Level



Sat, 08/17/2013 - 16:23

I love how you made your daughter's headboard personalized. No one else in the entire world will have a headboard like hers! :) That's amazing! And the color coordination is great. =D