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.
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.
Step 2: Apply your grasscloth paper to the top and sides
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.
Step 3: Fold around the edges and secure with a staple gun if needed
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.
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.
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?