Monday, May 7, 2012

Faux Grasscloth

So, last Friday, I gave you guys a little taste of a project I did at my own house last week. I was kind of thinking that I wanted to add something to the backs of my bookcases (again), and, in the most unlikely of places, inspiration hit....roaming the aisles of Walmart. I was at Walmart, just to pick up some specific latex spraypaint that they carry, (which they didn't even end up having!) when I saw this "grasscloth" lookalike drawer liner. Yes, drawer liner.

I had thought about using real grasscloth on the backs of my bookcases, but I didn't like the idea of it being glued there - we all know I change my mind about decor FAR too often to have something that permanent. Well, when I found this stuff (which is sooo very close to looking like the real thing. It even feels textured like grasscloth), I decided I could tack it up with double-sided poster tape, and it would be really easily removeable in the long-run.

Here's what I did

This is what it looks like...
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I bought 4 rolls, only ended up needing 3. They are $5 each. This project was really cheap, too.

double-sided, removeable poster tape that I used:
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I rolled a little out, and tested it before I decided to do the whole thing:
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Here's where I got started...I just taped it at the top really well, then let it fall down behind the shelves. I used a heavy helping of tape on the sides.

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Mostly, I put the tape on the wall, then pressed down. Make sure to pull the edges tight! You could even do an accent wall in this stuff. It would be great for renters. And I KNOW it sounds cheesy, but it LOOKS AND FEELS SO REAL!

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After! I know this area is looking a little bland right now, I'm still deciding how I want to change out the Greek Key designed fabric below the TV, and this space, in general, needs more color. But I love the "grasscloth"

Also, you guys know I hate that buttery yellow wall in our hallway. The bane of my existence.

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Close up!

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You like it? I love it!

23 comments:

  1. nice smart project........ looks great

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  2. Awesome source! I've got a bedroom project floating around in my head that includes grasscloth. I've been putting it off b/c of the price. I think you might have just solved my problem! Thanks.

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  3. awesome!!!! I am definitely going to use this somewhere!!

    thanks Kristen!
    Kathy

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  4. glad you guys like it! I can't wait to see what others do with it. It's such a great source, I think. Pricewise, it's nice, and also the whole impermanence of it is pretty handy.

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  5. You caught my attention with the teaser on this last week; couldn't wait to see what you used. This idea is fabulous! And I love, love, love the fact that it isn't permanent. So many uses for this...Thank you for sharing!

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  6. LOVE! This would be perfect for somewhere in my house, I can't wait to find a place for it!! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. OMG! When I was in Wal-Mart buying hula hoops for prom, {sounds crazy cheesy, I know--but I made chandeliers out of them} I saw this contact paper and bought a few, not knowing what I might do with them. Love what you did!!

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  8. LOVE it- pinned it- this looks absolutly fabulous!

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  9. That is so freakin' awesome! I LOVE it!!!

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  10. Hah! I love that its so quick and easy. being able to change things around without it costing an arm and a leg is great.

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  11. This is genius face. I will be copying this project. Shocker!

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  12. love it! I used it for the back of my pantry!
    great minds think alike!!
    Tana

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  13. I can not believe that it is not real....it could definitely fool me!

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  14. Wow, looks so real!!

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  15. Great idea! I am going to go buy some. Thanks....

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  16. I love this, I think it adds pretty texture to the bookcases! I think I agree with you about the TV console skirt- I think more color would be perfect there :)

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  17. That is awesome! I'm going to do that! Thanks for sharing! :)

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