Color Me In: Paint a Headboard Above Your Bed

Project of the Month August 2009


Maxwell and Sara Kate's painted headboard
To get this look, try Valspar's Autumn Blaze 2002-1A

Project clock: 31 days!
Assignment: Forget about building or buying a headboard... paint one in!

Welcome to August's Project of the Month! We've been partnering with Valspar for the last month to complete some paint projects that have been on our to-do list for awhile. Up next: painting a headboard! If the thought of headboards has you smacking your head into the boards, then please. Step. Away. From. The. Tufted. Buttons. Take a cue from our editors and paint a headboard directly onto the wall. It’s affordable and completely doable, even for the DIY-challenged. We'll be checking in on your progress later this month, so make sure to send us pictures! And once again, one lucky winner will win a $500 gift card from Lowe's.

• Remember Maxwell's headboard slideshow? Check it out to see how it's done.
• Colors, colors, colors. Which one to pick? Explore Valspar's Color Charts to see a whole array of options.
• Once you've decided on a color, go to Valspar's Paint Calculator to help you determine how much paint you're going to need for your wall.
• Get to work!

Check out these photos for color and idea inspiration!

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To get Elizabeth's lime streak, use Valspar's Lavish Lime 6008-10B






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No need to be square. To get Melissa's curvy creation, try Valspar's Pitch Cobalt 5010-2.





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For Michelle and Brian's Garden Green, check out Valspar's Greenway 6005-10C.






Rules: The August Project of the Month begins today and runs through August 31st. Entry forms will be accepted until 12:01 AM on September 1st, 2009. All entrants will be eligible to win a prize from Valspar. Winners will be chosen at random, not based on the skill or design of their accent wall. Make sure the email address you use when you enter is valid; that's how we'll contact you if you win.

Winner must claim their prize within three business days after the date of notification of such prize. A winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified three business days will be considered to be a forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries.

To enter, you must be a U.S. resident, age 18 or older. Employees, partners and vendors of Apartment Therapy and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. We will disqualify any entries that we believe are generated by scripts and other automated technology. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return within five business days an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner will be selected. Product can only be shipped within the U.S. All prizes will be awarded. No substitutions including for cash are permitted, except that Apartment Therapy reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any prize. Winner shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Sweepstakes Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Apartment Therapy, 22 Howard Street #4i, New York, NY 10013.

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