Hi friends! Last week I shared my Salvaged 80’s Pine Headboard painted in Annie Sloan French Linen. This week, a night stand makeover updated by adding grasscloth wallpaper.
You know you may have an addiction when there’s furniture in your home – and you can’t remember where it came from – right? This night table was either curb-shopped or bought at my local ReUse Centre, which sadly closed down last year. I’ve had this piece for so long, I don’t remember where I picked it up. But the interesting thing about it is it’s handcrafted – aka homemade.
I love all the homemade irregularities of this piece. I didn’t want to replace this night table because the size fits perfectly beside my angled bed, and the drawer space is magnificent. If I wasn’t so embarrassed by the sheer volume in these drawers, I’d show you, but you’re just going to have to trust me on this one. They’re deeper and higher than standard drawers, and they fit a TON. When I think there’s no more room, I find more – it’s like the magic night table.The inspiration for this makeover was a big roll of grasscloth wallpaper I bought a the Restore for $5, and these brushed brass pulls from Hobby Lobby. Don’t they look great together!?
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A few of you on FB asked what grasscloth is. So, for any of you interested – here’s what I googled. All natural grasscloth is woven using strands of jute, sisal, or hemp burlap and held together with thin cotton or sea grass strands fastened to rice paper. (I didn’t know this) When it’s 100% natural, it can be delicate and expensive – not great for high traffic areas… this I did know! There are faux options that are a lot more durable (like my $5 roll) but still give that natural look. Grasscloth is traditionally used for walls, but I’m seeing more and more costly furniture versions.
- Night Table – SALVAGED!
- BIN Shellac Primer (just on top so no stains show through)
- Annie Sloan’s Pure White Chalk Paint & Clear Wax
- Texture Grass Wallpaper – SALVAGED $5 Restore Find!
- Elmer’s Spray Adhesive – Acid Free
- Brushed Brass Hardware – Hobby Lobby
- Ruler, Scissors, Rotary Cutter, Tape Measure
Adding Wallpaper to Furniture::
- First, I did a few repairs and cleaned the night stand.
- Then I primed (just the top) with my fav BIN Shellac before painting with AS Pure White. I did this because I and don’t want ANY stains or spots showing through once I top coated.
- I painted 2 coats of Annie Sloan’s Pure White on the entire piece minus the front drawer face.
- Then, I cut the grasscloth wallpaper to size – one for each drawer front.
- Because this is my piece, I didn’t even bother to fill in the hardware holes. If I was selling this piece, I would have filled in the holes and painted the drawer fronts, but because this is mine, artistic short cuts are okay. I knew the new brushed brass hardware pulls wouldn’t disrupt the old hardware holes so not a problem.
- I used this acid free spray adhesive to attach the wallpaper and then secured it.
- Then measured and drilled the new pulls into place.
- Annie Sloan’s Clear Wax was used for the top coat.
3 Tips for Adding Wallpaper to Furniture
- Wallpaper looks amazing in insets and framed drawers.
- Use Acid Free adhesive so it doesn’t discolour your paper over time.
- If using a patterned wallpaper with color, match one of the colors with the paint used on the piece. It ties things in beautifully.
And Suzanne from Australia – if you’re reading – this last pic is for you. I moved the pillows down so you can see all my hard work. 😉 🙂 🙂
Have you added wallpaper to any of your furniture makeovers? What’s your favorite way of adhering it? Chime in because I always love hearing from you! 🙂
Happy painting and stay inspired!