When I decided to do the headboard in black and white, I changed my mind about the "art" that I wanted hanging over the bed. Somewhere between wide awake and dreamland, I thought of making simple silhouettes.
I picked up unfinished round wood plaques at Michael's
& painted them white with what we had on hand : glossy wall paint. It took about three quick coats.
I cut profile photos of Paul and I out of black cardstock.
I covered the painted wood with a layer of PVA (bookbinding glue) but mod podge would also work great and stuck the image to it.
Then coated the whole thing with a thick coat of PVA to add a glossy sheen - it dried clear overnight.
Last, I nailed a hanger to the back and hung them on small nails above the bed.
Now we just need painted walls so these guys stand out a bit more...
p.s. that awesome love carving is from this etsy shop.