I have been so excited to share the tutorial for my new lacquered grasscloth coffee table with you all, and today is the day!
I’ve been seeing coffee tables with lacquered woven coverings a few different places lately, like Bungalow 5 and Serena & Lily. They carry a pretty hefty price tag, though, and I could not get the idea of making one myself out of my head.
I know this is very shocking. When you have recovered we’ll continue. ;)
It pretty much combines my two biggest DIY loves – building and upholstering, even though the upholstering in this case is done with paper.
You got your first peek of the new table last week when my Home Depot Holiday Style Challenge went live.
I took design inspiration for the legs from this Worlds Away coffee table, as well as pieces a couple of my blog friends have made recently – nesting marble coffee tables by Sarah Dorsey and an emerald green bar cabinet by Kristin Cadwallader.
The building of the table was really pretty simple. I was even a little surprised how quickly I had it ready to be covered!
To build the table I purchased:
- Three 8′ 2×2 pine boards
- Two 8′ 1×2 pine boards
- One sheet of 3/4″ plywood cut to 48″ square (I had this done for me at Home Depot)
To apply, I used the foam brush to spread wallpaper paste over the section to be covered, then pressed the grasscloth into place and smoothed with the plastic smoothing tool. I added staples to the undersides of any hidden sections as well. I used this same process for each section.
I used a pencil point to poke a hole where the corner under the paper joined together.