How-to: Grass Cloth and Nailhead Dresser
Grass Cloth and Nailhead Dresser
Grass cloth wallpaper: Yangtze Landing grass cloth wallpaper in YAN110, $47.50 per single roll, americanblinds.com; Trim: French Natural nailhead trim, $20 for a 10-yard roll, diyupholsterysupply.com; Knobs: Martha Stewart Living Classic Hardware 1 1/4" beehive knobs in Bedford satin brass, $4 each, homedepot.com; Paint: Claret Rose by Benjamin Moore
Alison Gootee/Studio D
- grass cloth wallpaper
- nailhead trim
- dresser knobs and hardware
- paint, similiar color as grass cloth
- paint brush
- crafts knife
- upholstery hammer with nylon tip
If your dresser has knobs, unscrew them and set them aside. Remove the dresser’s drawers. Paint the drawer fronts and the dresser’s frame with a color similar to the grass cloth wallpaper you’re using. Let dry.
Lay the wallpaper facedown, then trace each drawer front on the back. Using a crafts knife and a ruler, cut out the rectangles. Stick them to the drawer fronts with wallpaper paste.
Measure the dresser’s top and sides, and cut the wallpaper to fit. Affix the wallpaper to the dresser with wallpaper paste.
Using an upholstery hammer with a nylon tip, tap in nailhead trim to outline the dresser’s frame and drawer fronts.
Drill two holes in each drawer front (if they don’t already have them), and attach the new knobs.