Missouri River Scene Headboard

Custom King Sized Headboard 

for a huge bedroom.  I wanted to make a statement and do something in scale with the huge bedroom for our new guest house project, so I had my carpenter attach an 80" tall by 80" tall section of MDF board centered on the "bed wall" and trim three sides with oversized (6" wide) chair rail from the local lumber supply company and then I started painting...

Because there had to be a seam in the MDF since it only comes in 4'x8' pieces, I had the carpenter make a center seam where it would be disguised by the horizon line of the sky and river.   


To economize, I used some left over beige latex house paint for the base coat of paint on the board before applying the more expensive Liquitex acrylic paints to tint the house paint to the colors I wanted.  

This is a detail of the water's edge that is next to your head on a pillow.  It kind of makes you feel like you're resting while overlooking the whole scene.


I love the contrast of creamy white linens with the painting. Then I found the dark plum lamp shades that brings out the similar colors in my 'moody sky'. 


Everyone comments about how much they love this bedroom with the grand scale of the painting/ headboard.  I love that it only cost about $200 in materials and one day to install the wood and a few hours to paint it.