We all want that high-end look for less! Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own DIY grasscloth covered furniture.
With a DIY grasscloth sideboard for my dining room, I saved myself over $3,000 while still getting the look I loved.
My DIY black marble fireplace with contact paper was a success. So when I stumbled across grasscloth peel and stick wallpaper, it was a no-brainer for me.
Here's my inspo... a $3,441 piece 🥴
This is a genuine grasscloth and wood media cabinet that I am obsessed with.
I have always loved real grasscloth for the texture and coastal feel. The woven strands of neutral fibers could work cohesively with almost any design style.
However, real grasscloth furniture can be pricey! So... I decided to makeover a $200 sideboard from Walmart with the help of some peel and stick wallpaper.
How I Did It:
My Supply List:
Step 1: Decide if you are going to have your grasscloth going horizontal, vertical, or a mix of both. I went with a mix of both.
Step 2: Next, lay out all the pieces to determine what will be visible and need to be covered. I wasn't sure how far each roll would get me, so I prioritized the pieces. My biggest concern was covering the dark brown pieces.
Step 3: Unroll the wallpaper and lay it printed side down. Place the first furniture piece down, cut the wallpaper to size, and remove the backing.
* When cutting your piece, I recommend leaving enough overhang to wrap the wallpaper around to the other side so the seams are only visible on the inside of the furniture.
Step 4: Align the piece and stick it on the wallpaper. Then, flip the piece over and use the blue squeegee tool to smooth out any air bubbles.
* For how easy it was to remove the wallpaper when my alignment was a little off, it was still surprisingly sticky.
Step 5: Use the same blue squeegee to wrap the wallpaper around the back of the piece and get a nice crisp edge. It does not stick well to the exposed particle board, so I recommend wrapping it all the way around till it is on a nonporous side.
* Not all of my pieces fit on one piece of wallpaper. This meant that I had to cut some strips to fill in the empty space. It was hard to match the pattern up just right, but I found that by starting the wallpaper where the other piece ended rather than overlapping looked the best.
Step 6: Repeat process until all pieces are covered - then assemble away!
Here's the finished product:
Overall, I would not recommend this particular piece of furniture as it was difficult to assemble and some of the measurements were off.
I WOULD recommend doing the same process on another piece of simple furniture (one with straight edges/surfaces and not a lot of curves)! This would even look amazing on the inside of a cabinet.
So maybe instead of repainting or buying new - try refreshing your space with some wallpaper! 🤗