Good interior design and renovation need not be expensive
If you enjoy nature and just can’t get enough of it, why not bring it into your home? That’s what we did! Even if you’re not living in lush, green, tropics, you can still have your greens by using synthetic grass on walls. Here’s how we trial-and-error our way to hanging bales of greens onto our primary feature walls.
Step 1) Line the wall with double side tape. Long strips along the wall, give extra tape for sides that are exposed to weather elements (e.g. near windows) or human traffic (e.g. corridor).
Step 2) Using a measure tape, and marker, measure exactly the pieces you need and make markings on the underside of the grass patch. Our wall is a L-shape with two 2m x 2.8m walls, and one 1m x 60 cm wall.
Step 3) Using a pen knife, cut along the sewing lines of the grass from its back end (the side without the fibre). The blades will need to be sharp to cut up nicely.
Step 4) Using an old scraper (I used an old baking spatula), put a thin layer of Tiger Glue on the wall surface until you cover almost every inch of the wall. Let it dry for a day at least. If you are more adventurous and pressed for time, you can use Maxbond, which does not require long drying time, but you will need to use nails to hold the grass in place as Maxbond takes at least 3 days to dry out.
Step 5) Using the scraper or spatula, put another thin layer of Tiger Glue on the side of the grass that will be in touch with the wall. Holding two ends of a grass piece, position it up the wall while using a small hammer to flatten the grass. You probably need at least 2 pairs of hands to do this.
Step 6) Using any regular paper scissors, cut away any stray ends, or grass edges that overrun the wall.
And you’re done!
The black and white tiles are the adjacent kitchen walls. We like the sharp contrast in colours and texture. From the grass to the tiles to the wooden table, it’s a snazzy combination that makes DIYing worth all the trouble.