A LOT of my posts are going to be about our new house and trying to fix it up… so bear with me.
Our formal living room is covered in high quality grasscloth and I LOVE it. I realize not everyone has my taste – my style is very chinoiserie, traditional with a mix of hollywood regency. With that being said, the living room was actually very my style. The color was a dark hunter green, which I actually love but it needed a good cleaning and a fresh coat of paint so of course I decided on blue. Our living room at our old house was blue so it seemed to fit our existing furniture. It made such a difference!!
The before picture was WAY before we moved in. I think it is gorgeous. By the time we moved in, it definitely did not look like this.
What you need:
- Paint – the higher the quality, the better so you don’t have to do multiple coats
- Paint Roller
- Paint Edger Brush
- Elmers Glue (to patch existing nail holes)
Before we painted, I wiped the walls down with a damp clean cloth just to get the dust off.
We only needed 1 gallon of paint (Sherwin Williams – Endless Sea is the paint color)- I used paint that had primer in it. We didn’t prime since the paint already had primer in it…and it only took one coat! We rolled like we would have on normal flat walls and brushed the edges. It didn’t take long at all! If you have old grasscloth, I definitely recommend painting over it if it’s in good condition!
To cover existing nail holes, I heard a tip to use a bead of Elmer’s glue. Which sounded crazy but it actually worked. The paint hid every flaw perfectly.