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Half-moon painted headboard

Painted headboard

Love the look of painted headboards? This half-moon headboard uses Scandi-inspired blues to create a modern, moody bedroom.

You will need: String, thumbtack/nail, chalk,1L of Resene paint of your choice. We used Resene Seachange, against a wall of Resene Coast, paint brush.

Top tip: For a double moon effect, trace two semi-circles. Use a longer string for the outer one. Then paint each in a complementary colour, with the outer circle used to highlight the main half-moon shape.

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Step by step instructions

Step 1
Step one
Place the thumbtack or nail in the midpoint at the bottom of your half-moon.
Step 2
Step two
Attach the string and cut to the length of how big you’d like the half-moon.
Step 3
Step three
Tie the chalk at the end of the string and trace the headboard.
Step 4
Step four
With a steady hand, paint along the trace headboard using your chosen Resene paint colour. We used Resene Seachange. Leave to dry.
Step five
Place your bed and complement the colours of the half-moon headboard with soft linens and matching accessories.

Styling/Project by Nikki Astwood

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