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Raffia Door Panels

Use raffia, a lightweight fabric that resembles grasscloth. Just a few yards give the doors of this plain armoire a custom, earthy finishing touch. 

raffia paneled doors

Photography: Ted Cavanaugh

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2017

Introduction

This door project appeared in our feature, Weave It In, all about modern home décor pieces made from wicker, caning, jute, rattan, rush, and other durable fibers.

materials

  • IKEA Hemnes wardrobe — Yellow, $379, ikea.com
  • Cane & Basket Supply Co. Fine close-woven raffia cloth, $12.50 for a 2'-by-6' sheet, caneandbasket.com
  • Scissors

steps

  1. Trim raffia fabric to fit the surface you want to cover (be it a panel or even a tray).
  2. Spray the back of the fabric with adhesive, press it evenly onto the surface, and let it dry completely.

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