I finally had the urge/courage to nail into the dining room grasscloth. After a few enjoyable months of seeing just the wallpaper, it was time. I was unreasonably nervous about nail holes in the wallpaper and even researched gallery style ceiling hooks. But I talked myself down from that ridiculousness with stuff like, “It’s only wallpaper and heavily textured at that.” Or, “The worst that can happen is I mess up and have visible holes.” And that’s kind of how it went. I got out the hammer, measured extremely carefully and…I think I biffed it!
I wrongly assumed that I would just want this crazy abstract painting in there again. It made the room in its previous state. I had concerns about the large surface area of it with the inevitable fading of the grasscloth, but decided that I liked it enough to deal with the consequence. But when I actually hung it on the wall and it didn’t love it there like it used to. It’s funny how such a small change can largely impact the feel of a room. And, by the way, I decided to hang it centered to the wallpaper panels instead of perfectly centered on the wall.
There is now an irrevocable nail hole in a useless spot since nothing else I would hang here is as huge as that painting. Thankfully, it’s not that noticeable at all with all this paper has going on and, of course, it could be worse.
I’ve tried nearly every hanging object in my house on this wall and I’ve narrowed it down to this Curtis Jere sculpture or the wood starburst clock. Both winners. The sculpture is so beautiful and subtle, and the clock a bit more interesting. Grasscloth should be expected to mellow/fade, much like wood floors, so I really like how neither of these will leave huge marks as that happens. Fun decisions for me…
Either way, I’m loving how earthy and textured and warm it all looks. A big difference from the contrast and sheen from the old wallpaper. I have a lot of white walls to share so I’ll be back next time with that! Thanks for reading!!!