These tactile squares are surprisingly versatile. The rich, buttery one-eighth-inch-thick sealed cowhide tiles we mounted in this master bedroom could also cover a tray, a desktop, or (now we're talking) a walk-in closet's floor.

Updated March 02, 2018
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Note: Apply them to a substrate (like plywood) first, then to the surface you want to cover. 

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What you need

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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Adhere tiles to plywood sheet using contact cement.

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Step 2

Hang the plywood with two French cleat brackets.

Step 3

Line it up 18 inches from the floor or with the bottom of your mattress, then frame it with whitewashed quarter round molding.

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