DIY | Photo Headboards - Two Ways

For this project we're freshening up a guest room (two different ways) and have always wanted to try creating a photo-style headboard, inspired by the ones at the Anemi Hotel in Greece (which we wrote about a few years back).  For the first one, we dug into our archives and chose a favorite blue-green photo of the ocean we took recently on our spring break trip to Vancouver Island. And for the second option, we downloaded a copyright-free image off of Flickr's Creative Common's Image Library from the series: Ansel Adams Photographs of National Parks and Monuments, compiled 1941 - 1942, documenting the period ca. 1933 – 1942.  

Using 300 dpi quality images, we uploaded them to the Staples Copy & Print site and chose the full photo wrap option.  We chose the largest canvas size available (24" x 36") for our guest room's double bed, (or it would fit perfectly for a twin bed also).  If you wanted to do something similar for a larger bed like a Queen or King size, splitting the image into two and printing two separate canvas could be a cool option as well.

We attached the canvas to the wall using regular picture frame hanging hooks (which come with the delivered canvas) and because the canvas is so light, it made for a super-easy installation. 

Let's take a closer look!

The black and white Ansel Adams version:

We loved making these, and could easily get hooked making a new headboard for every season!  How fun would it be to create one using a black and white photobooth image, or portraits of your kids for their rooms?   

For more DIY ideas using photos, click here or visit the new Staples' Copy & Print site.

(This post is sponsored by Staples' new Copy & Print. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Poppytalk.)

Jan Halvarson



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Elsa said...

This is pretty cool but I'd never be able to find a picture I liked that much. Thanks for the idea though :)

Ana de la Serna said...

Lovely idea!!!

Unknown said...

What was the final cost? I love the idea.

Jan Halvarson said...

Hi Robert - It was about $125.00 CAD. For the large canvas print.