Wednesday, February 16, 2011

the internet is cool.

hey, remember when i asked the internet if they had any small amounts of grasscloth i could buy (versus having to buy 2 rolls for a tiny project)?

well, it came through for me. samma emailed me and said that she had recently done some wallpapering at her house (check out her cool glass countertops), and had some grasscloth left over. how convenient! she let me buy some, and even gave me some wallpaper paste. how nice was that? and, not only did she a) live in atlanta b) have grasscloth scraps i could buy, but she also lives about a mile away from me, in my neighborhood. the internet rules!

i covered the insides of our little nightstands in grasscloth the very day that i picked up the wallpaper from samma. i love the way it turned out...texture, texture, texture.

here they are before i papered them:
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(sorry, that photo was taken at night. also - the stuff sitting on top is the wallpaper paste, not some gross pudding i was chowing down on before bed, which is kind of what it might look like.)

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after! the seams don't match perfectly, but it's not noticeable in real life. i love it! grasscloth is my new favorite thing. it also reminds me of my dentist's office growing up...the waiting room was covered in grasscloth. i remember weird things. hm.

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19 comments:

  1. Love this addition! Very unique. I would never have thought to use grasscloth, but great touch!!

    www.sadieandstella.blogpsot.com

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  2. Love it! I know you said it's not noticeable in real life but why dont you paint a thin brown stripe over the teal so it's REALLY not noticeable. Do you have any brown paint laying around??? hahhahhaa

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  3. Such a great update! I love grasscloth too. I want to wallpaper my entire entry and hallway in it.

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  4. thanks guys!

    pam - i thought about doing that, but its realllly not noticeable in real life, so it's just not worth the effort! hah.

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  5. That turned out great! I love the pop of texture!

    Yea for the internet...er....Samma! :)

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  6. Great idea and I love the way it turned out! I've been wanting to use grasscloth in our house - it's just so cool!

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  7. I like the dressers before, but I *LOVE* them now. Grasscloth is awesome.

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  8. Looks great! And I was glad to see the left overs go to a good home!
    I forgot to tell you a trick I figured out for some of the seams on my wall. Might work for you if you decide the edges need help.
    I picked out a strip of grass from an edge of scrap, slathered that puppy with the paste, and just pressed it into place. The glue dries clear, so it doesn't show, and you really have to look close to see that it isn't stitched into place like the rest of the grass.

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  9. I love the texture and the color combo. Bravo. Now I am more motivated to do something with my ikea side tables from hell....

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  10. Looks great! Wanted to know if your pulls came with the nightstand or did you buy them. Im looking for something similiar and cant find them anywhere!

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  11. Looks great -- love the color and texture, esp against the yummy blue!

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  12. Hi Kristen! I thought I would introduce myself since I fallow your blog. My name is Heather and I love your blog. I restore furniture and find so much inspiration from your blog. Thanks
    Take Care,
    Heather
    mymanymoments.blogspot.com

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  13. What a beautiful transformation! Lovely side table! Enjoy the wonderful day, Kellie xx

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  14. Love everything about the revamped nightstand! So fabulous! You really have a knack for the befores/afters!

    And how cool that you found someone who lives in your neighborhood via blogland!!

    www.turnuptherad.blogspot.com

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  15. LOVE IT!! Now I'm seriously feeling the itch to recreate this project on a piece of my own...looks 10 times cooler! Great job ;)

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  16. I love the nobs you have on this piece -- I've been searching for something similar to replace a set of hardware and I can't find anything.
    Where'd you get them? Any idea what the brand is?

    looks great, thanks for sharing!

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  17. samma - thank you so much for the grasscloth - i forgot to say that! i will try the one "string"" trick...good idea!

    to the people who asked about the knobs - they are from a vintage piece that i bought. i removed them, and then used them on this piece. etsy might be a good place to search for some, though?!

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  18. Love it! It looks fantastic and adds such a cool texture to the night stand!

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