GET THE LOOK | GRASSCLOTH BACKED BOOKCASES
As we have been working away on the gold and marble goddess, I did have a chance to work on another project this weekend. I added grasscloth to the backs of my bookcases and I am in love! Love like you have to say it like LURRRVE. Basically, Dave was measuring and doing complex fractions in the bathroom, I started yawning, so I took that moment to sneak out and get to work on my bookcase project.
To date, one of my most high traffic projects on this good old blog of mine is our DIY library wall made out of Ikea bookcases. They have held up great over the past 2 years, but I knew they could be even better. That’s where the grasscloth comes in. I found this fab dark grasscloth on Walls Republic. Walls Republic has a great selection of wallpaper and their grasscloth selection does not disappoint! I checked out some samples of different papers and colors, but this one just won me over. It has such a great blend of dark browns and blacks and flecks of copper and gold shine through.
The whole idea was to take the built-ins to the next level. Grasscloth is so luxurious and glamorous. It has a richness that can make a space look like a million bucks. It’s such a beautiful statement and layers in more texture and warmth. I opted to go dark because I wanted the contrast against the white bookcases. It really adds some drama to this focal point in our room. It also warms up the space quite a bit.
Our accessories just pop against the dark grasscloth and the warm metallics really shine. Boom, boom, POW. Just so you know, I played in styling heaven. I could style a shelf for hours, now I want to restyle them. It’s part of my sickness.
This little project only took a few hours and it’s a lovely way to get a designer look without having to wallpaper an entire room. I would totally go for wallpapering an entire room though, let’s just keep it real. There are several things I don’t think the moderation rule should apply to, a few of which are gold, marble, and yes, GRASSCLOTH!
I feel like our library wall went from nice girl next door to sex kitten! Now, it’s a sultry little temptress that you can’t stop looking at. Totally okay to say that about bookcases by the way. Seriously, such a huge transformation! It feels more expensive, and you can not see any proof that we used Ikea bookcases now.
If you want to add grasscloth to your space or bookcases here are just a few things to know…
This wallpaper you apply to your surface with wallpaper paste. This is good news, trust me! I used Roman brand heavy-duty wallpaper paste. You just roll on the paste to the back of your wallpaper. It is really nice to work with because you aren’t getting water everywhere and you can reposition your paper if you need to adjust it on your surface.
You will also want to use an exacto knife or box cutter to cut the paper. Make sure your blade is sharp. That is so important! The grasscloth is thicker and the fibers will want to fray if you don’t use a sharp blade.
You can check out Walls Republic for a great selection of grasscloth and high quality wallpaper. They have fantastic customer service and can answer any questions you may have about wallpaper or the installation process.
This is a sponsored post for Walls Republic. As always, I only feature brands I adore and all opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.