DIY Grasscloth Console Table

As I’ve been digging around the Interwebs for my next project, I’ve absolutely loved the DIYs that Camilla shares on Effortless Style. She recently created her own Parsons-style grasscloth console table, and makes it look so easy I might try it this winter.

Here are the key parts to her project. For full instructions check out her post on Effortless Style.

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Step 1: Create your console table.

Camilla wanted a Parsons-style table, so her handy husband used 2x4s to create the look. They then used joint compound to smooth out the surface and fill in any imperfections.

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Step 2: Apply your grasscloth paper to the top and sides

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Use wallpaper paste to apply the paper, then smooth out any bubbles. Camilla recommends a foam wallpaper brush for the flat surfaces and a roller to get crisp edges.

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Step 3: Fold around the edges and secure with a staple gun if needed

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Step 4: Apply a flat piece to the undersides of the table for a finished look.

Cut your pieces larger than your space so you can trim it down to the perfect size.

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Step 5: Use fabric glue on any edges (especially ones that are fraying from being cut)

This will keep your paper from fraying further and give you a clean edge that will definitely stay put.

diy, effortless style, grasscloth console table, living room projects, jen darlingStep 6: Let it rest for 24 hours and enjoy!

The paste and glue will need time to set and dry, so don’t get too hasty. I love how Camilla’s table turned out (and I adore that elephant vase).

What do you think of this DIY? Is it easy or out of my league?

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