My House: Guest Room, Wallpaper Headboard

Remember that time I was working on our guest room? Barely? Well, I am still working on it and I've come to realize that, due to some severe perfectionist tendencies, I have been holding out on you guys. I really wanted to wait until the room was "done" to show you what I've been up to. I still have a few things I'd like to do (find the perfect lamps, get the side tables in place, etc) but Mike and I tackled a project a few weeks ago and I just can't wait any longer to show you. It's too pretty ;)

I had this image from House & Home saved in my inspiration folder for ages and finally had the perfect room to put it to use. Using just wallpaper and some trim, we created a simple, easy, and cheap DIY headboard.
What do you think?


This was such an easy DIY project, with just a few simple steps:

- measure and tape of your desired headboard area with painters tape.

- measure, cut and apply wallpaper to wall (will vary depending on your paper, ours was the easy pre-pasted kind).

- smoooth it all out and let it dry.

- measure and cut your trim and nail to wall.... and you're done!


The wallpaper was an amazing find at Rona and the yellow colour was almost a perfect match to the Amy Butler fabric in my pillows. I got the roll for $30 (discounted because the roll was open) and spent $25 on pre-painted trim. For a total of $55 for the whole thing! Love it.


I hope to be back soon with some more finishing touches! Check out the before pics and other progress posts here, here and here.

:) Christine


  1. Oh it's beautiful!! what a fantastic idea!! and esp for people on a budget!! Excellent color choices too :)

  2. This is absolutely lovely lady! Ms.Richardson would be so proud of you! Mark my words - she's gonna kick that Tommy to the curb and bring you into the fold. :)

    p.s. Can Scotty and I have a sleepover one night? ;)

  3. p.s.s. I would love & appreciate a pillow tutorial...pretty please?

  4. Blayne, thank you it was most definitely budget friendly!

    Dajana, thank you, I'm so happy you like it! The door at Casa Shank is always open for you two peeps... I make some mean waffles in the morning too ;)

  5. P.S. other readers, I removed DISQUS from my commenting section so sadly I have LOST (!) all your sweet comments. I did read them all before they disappeared in cyberspace so thank you too :)

  6. Dajana, Yes! I've been meaning to do that! Pillow tutorial coming soon :)

  7. What a gorgeous headboard-someone else posted about your amazing work, and I was just smitten!

    We just moved last weekend, and while I'm excited to snap photos, I know I won't be ready to show anyone our places for months, easy!

  8. So beautiful!!! Wow. Wow. You should be super proud :)

  9. looking good!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love the colour combo!! Spunky!

  10. Hi just stumbled onto your blog but LOVE the headboard. wondering if the wallpaper is applied directly to the wall or onto a sheet of plywood? thanks!

  11. Hi! The paper is applied directly to the wall. It's "removable" paper so should come off pretty easy when the time comes.

  12. Omgosh that headboard is goregous! What a great idea! Thank you for sharing :)

  13. Christine, I am LOVING this. What a great pattern choice.

  14. Your guest house needs to be equipped with the essentials for a living. Leave room for most of appliances and furniture you would use in your own home.


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