DIY Burlap Walls
When I was planning out my living room, I knew I needed to add texture somewhere and I ultimately decided the walls were the perfect place! While the bottom half had wainscoting, I was able to add burlap to the top half, adding a unique feature to the room!
Before I started, my room looked like this.
I started by making the "glue" that would hold the burlap to the walls, which is basically just 1 part cornstarch to 8 parts water. You'll note there are a ton of lumps in my glue. It took me forever to figure out to add the water to the cornstarch (and not the cornstarch to the water.)
Then I pinned the burlap to the walls with pushpins. There are major wrinkles in my burlap, but that comes out when the glue is applied.
Then I painted the glue onto the burlap, working my way from one corner down and across.
I worked my way around the room, fully painting each piece in place. Once the "glue" was dry, the room was done.
One of the cool things about this project is that the burlap comes down really easily if you decide to change the look later.
I love how it turned out, and I'm so glad I took this route instead of painting. It's perfect for the finished room!
If you like it too, be sure to check at the full DIY Burlap Walls post! And if you love how my living room turned out, see the full reveal (with plenty of pictures!) over at A Butterfly House.
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Published January 7th, 2020 4:40 PM
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