Friday, September 30, 2011

Remember the Grasscloth?

Do you remember my little grasscloth dilemma?  Just thought I'd give you an update, as it's probably been weighing on your mind.

Not sure if I mentioned it before, but I got the grasscloth through Sherwin Williams.

Well, I asked them to contact the manufacturer to see if there was anything that could be done about the extreme color variation in the two strips of wallpaper. They called me back and said the manufacturer wanted me to send all the wallpaper back to them and they would refund my money. Huh?? The paper is on the walls. Doesn't that seem a bit odd? I'm supposed to rip down the sticky paper, ball it up and how exactly would I mail a bag of crumbled paper? Were they smoking the grasscloth?

I told them I thought that was a bit extreme, that I really liked the paper, and that it was really just two strips that needed to be replaced. Was it necessary to tear everything down?  

So this is where things stand today: I had to mail the manufacturer a sample of the grasscloth color I was trying to match. They are supposed to send a roll or two that matches better, and hopefully, I'll be able to just replace the two strips. If that plan doesn't work, I've decided I like the grasscloth enough to live with its imperfections. 

There you have it. Now you can sleep tonight. ;)


  1. Oh- Isn't that aggravating? I hope they can successfully match it for you..if not..probably no one will notice it but you anyway once everything is in place. Grrrrr...xo Diana

  2. "Were they smoking the grasscloth?"

    Hahahaha! Love that!

    I think it looks great as is.

  3. OMG, take it all down. Seriously? Yes, I think they were smoking something for sure!

  4. It's good to hear that they are trying to help you get this rectified. That's what a good business should do.

  5. Whomever asked you to mail it back must to have realized that you already glued it to the wall. That could be the only explanation. Another solution if it is really bugging you is to paint it. Maybe just some sort of ramdom washes?? idk. It might help bring it all together and tone down the difference.

  6. I think they were smoking the grasscloth! What an odd request! Well hopefully you can get it sorted out.

  7. Dang!.... finally... you know what it's like going without sleep for that long???

    Oddly it really did pop in my mind the other day.. obviously taking up the small bit where I try to remember where I have put my car keys-- blog reading is sucking out my brains! :)