Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Super Cheap DIY Metallic Gold Grasscloth

In honor of the end of spray paint season, I decided to go out big.
 6 1/2 cans and light headed big.
For my next trick I decided to make my own metallic gold grasscloth.  Why?
Because I really wanted some and didn't feel like spending over $100 a roll for it.
 Mine totaled out under $20 a roll...

sorry for nightitme pics, need to update in the morning

Remember my hell room? 
This is what it looked earlier in the day...


Grasscloth has saved it!
So here is how I made my own metallic weave..

1) Find remnants or excess on Ebay or wallpaper sale sites.  I found 4 new tan Waverly singles for the "Buy It Now" price of $49.99.
 ( I lost 2 auctions because I was trying to stay under $10 a roll, and both times they went for about $15. Stupid, cheap me.  When I saw this for $12.50 a roll I jumped quick.)
I also had 1 1/2 rolls of a similar weave in dark green from a previous project.


2) Make a sample...



This is a shot of the tan and the green painted.  They looked close enough, especially because I had a big break between where they would be going.

3) Spray away.  I used 2 sawhorses and cardboard along the bottoms for the rolls to rest on.  I did one roll Sunday when it was warm and it dried really fast.  Today was chilly so it took a bit longer.  Simple back and forth motion.  2 cans+ does a double roll.


4) Hang.


Grasscloth is also awesome for the 36" width factor. It covers faster and is rigid so it was very easy.  It went right over my paneling and covered the seams perfectly!
(I did get impatient at the end and cut myself twice while trimming due to the thickness, but I should have changed my blade.)

One tip I have is to paint any trim that is against the grasscloth BEFORE hanging.
The last thing you want to do is get paint on your paper, and this way the trim painting is easy...


I am almost done with this room!  I love how much cozier the space feels by adding gold and texture. It feels very "Thanksgivingish".
 Thomas just likes to ride the gold pig and wear a "big brain".


So final break down for the paper...
4 singles @ $12.50 each (Ebay)
1 1/2 singles -personal remnant
6 cans Rustoleum Bright Gold $3.21 (on sale Lowe's)
Total- $69.25



31 comments:

bluehydrangea said...

Crazy good!! You need your own show!!

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

OMG it looks INSANE. I am so endlessly impressed by you!

la maison LaFortune said...

It looks AMAZING! I love a really good look on a budget. And your room looks sooo much warmer and inviting....big brain and all!
am

Stacy Curran said...

OMG this is amazing! You are a genius! Please show daytime pics too. I am soooo impressed! I can spray but am terrible at hanging paper. You made it sound easy but I'm not fooled..you need mad skills to do it so well!
Stacy

Amber Interiors said...

gonna steal this idea...yoink!

Full House said...

OH my this is SOOOOO good. I am going to do this in my new house for sure...just brilliant

Nichole @ Parlour said...

Sista! This is absolutely brilliant. Can't wait to see it in the light!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

That looks GORGEOUS! Wow, I love grasscloth, and this looks like one you paid a fortune for. How did you adhere it to the wall? I used grasscloth in my bedroom, and couldn't get regular wallpaper adhesive to work at all. I ended up using super strong spray adhesive. It's was unbelievably stinky! But it did the trick. But now every time I see someone else use grasscloth, I wonder if they were able to get wallpaper adhesive to work on it.

Emily said...

Love this idea! I am an apartment dweller and this is a great way to add texture! How did you hang the panels? Finishing nails?
Emily
http://hearthomehunger.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

Looking so, so good, Danika!

Sharon@house58blog.com said...

Wow!!! Amazing transformation of that room! It is gorgeous!

Kim said...

Fabulous!! Round of applause!! I love gold, I love the warmth and you rocked it!!

Chic Coles said...

Wow the room looks great. the grass cloth adds so much warmth and character to your room. Happy Thanksgiving.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

You are awesome!!!

P.S. I love this... said...

I love this! I'm gonna try it. Thanks for sharing.

Angeline said...

So gorgeous - and cozy! You have brilliant vision!

Aesthetic Oiseau said...

I am constantly amazed by your DIY prowess. Kudos on another fantastic project.

Brandi said...

I agree, you need a show! I want to see you do this on the small screen. You're right about it warming up the room. Just beautiful. On a side note, how are your curtains hung? I didn't see a rod which I like. Please share!

Ann said...

What a beautiful and inexpensive transformation! I am so impressed!

lemondropdreams said...

You never cease to amaze me!

Megan said...

I'm going to chime in with the "how did you hang this" question. And is there a way for apartment dwellers to hang it in a less permanent way?

Sam, Leave The Nest Up To Me said...

Looks great! Definitely adds warmth to the room. Much better than wood paneling :)

Elizabeth said...

That room looks so rich - you are truly the goddess of DIY!
-e (modern24seven.blogspot.com)

Danielle {freshquince} said...

HGTV needs to contact you asap...encroyable!

casey at loft and cottage said...

Holy awesome, Danika! That room looks incredible! I have NEVER seen this done and am SO impressed!

Lindsay said...

I can't even believe this is the same room!! And a whole room of grasscloth for $69????? Amazing.

kayce hughes said...

Love it!

Libby Gourley said...

You are a genius! I love love LOVE the gold grass cloth. I can't even believe you came up with that. So awesome :)

Inspire Me Heather said...

That is amazing - what a gorgeous room! The difference in your room is huge too, it's so warm and beautiful! I have this linked to my grasscloth post too today, nice job!

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me exactly which spray paint you used? Rustoleum makes lots of different metallics and I can't seem to find the one you used! Thank you-it's gorgeous!

Danika Herrick said...

I used the Rustoleum "Bright Coat" Finish. Its the white can with red squares across it. Here is the link: http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/stops-rust/bright-coat-spray

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