When I read Carol’s first post on stenciled headboards, it immediately brought to mind this stenciled headboard from Projection Stenciling, by Linda Buckingham & Leslie Bird. Projection stenciling is a great method for a large stenciling project like this, because it is so budget-friendly.
The pattern for this painted headboard, from Goodhousekeeping.com, is available as a pdf download on their website.
Better Homes & Gardens painted this Faux-Bois Headboard directly on the wall using a wood-graining tool. The headboard pattern used is available as a pdf download.