Have you ever ever found one thing BIG after which a couple of months later you begin seeing it all over the place? I got here throughout this one thing a 12 months or two in the past and I’ve been retaining it a secret…till all of the TikTok and YouTube DIYers figured it out & shouted it from the rooftops (and no I’m not mad about it) however now it’s time for me to come back ahead with the knowledge I’ve. This factor I’m speaking about is known as Pole Wrap and it’s principally a bunch of slatted wooden items matted collectively on a versatile, easy-to-cut, & very skinny backboard. Pole wrap is superior as a result of it makes attaining the ‘fluted pattern’ very simple + you’ll be able to bend it any which approach so it’s simple to make use of and wildly simple to chop. Did I point out it’s simple to chop? Yeah, you don’t even want a noticed for this factor, just a few scissors and an Exacto knife. So it’s completely designed for lazy DIYers (like me) who don’t have or don’t need to use saws or lots of loopy energy instruments (though when you have energy instruments, it wouldn’t damage to make use of them both).
I’ll begin proper off the bat saying the value can actually differ relying on HOW a lot you want (wherever from $60 for the smaller dimension to $220 for the massive 8ft function) however if you happen to’re attempting to get a fluted search for a cupboard face, piece of furnishings, or in your wall, the choice is shopping for a TON of particular person slats and placing them collectively which is each a time and money suck and to not point out can be extraordinarily annoying. As I’ll clarify extra on this put up, there are A TON of various issues you need to use pole wrap for, however this video will present you its supposed use (trace: it is going to make lots of sense why it’s known as pole wrap), and it’ll present you the way simple it’s to make use of.
Now, let me again it up a bit and clarify how and why I “found” pole wrap (properly, personally found it…I’m certain lots of DIYers had already figured this out some time in the past). Mainly, I used to be seeking to cowl up this tan tile I’ve in my toilet that I simply don’t vibe with (I like a clear black and white normally so ‘tan’ isn’t usually a colour I gravitate towards in design.
Tan Tile Troubles
So, to attenuate the quantity of tan tile taking place on this toilet (particularly on the partitions), my plan was to color the partitions a classy moody inexperienced (which I did) after which do a board and batten kind factor midway up the wall (masking the tile) however with the ‘fluted’ look. BUT I didn’t need to spend money and time slicing particular person slats after which nailing them to a board (it appeared like hell) so I used to be determined to seek out different options…
After seeing Malcolm’s headboard DIY (above), I began contemplating searching for mouldings or some kind of bigger piece I might put aspect by aspect like he did to keep away from shopping for and slicing a whole bunch of particular person slats. Sadly for me, many of the moulding choices have been too tall and too thick to work in my toilet, so I stored on looking on-line at Residence Depot till I lastly got here throughout EXACTLY what I used to be searching for. Candy, candy pole wrap. I bought a stupidly great amount of it (as a result of I used to be certain I might work out one other use for it if it didn’t work in my toilet). And I shipped it to my retailer so I might have them lower it all the way down to dimension for me. Once I obtained to there, I wheeled my $200 value of pole wrap to the again and requested if they might lower it down. The person that was working there took one have a look at it and was like “uh, we solely lower wooden, wtf is that this?” After a couple of minutes of me begging I lastly took the L and wheeled my 8ft of pole wrap to my VW bug and shoved all of it inside to deliver it dwelling (it was a miracle I obtained my trunk to shut). I hauled it as much as my house and threw the pole wrap on the ground, baffled with how I might lower this factor down as somebody whose complete toolbox contains 2 screwdrivers and a hammer. “I suppose I’ll attempt scissors????” I believed to myself, determined to get this factor smaller. I had HEAVY disbelief once I started, however to my shock, I lower your complete factor utilizing a uninteresting pair of scissors and it was very simple. Was the sting excellent?? Completely not however I used to be planning to place a bit of shelf on prime of it so it didn’t matter. Let me present you first with a video, then with photographs (ensure to look at by the advert to see the video 🙂
Right here’s what it seemed like on the left, and on the best was my rendering of how I used to be planning to color it:
In the end, this design wasn’t wowing me and I grew much less and fewer keen on the inexperienced paint colour I picked after residing with it, so I made a decision to retreat and never go along with this design (however I’m THRILLED with what we’ve obtained deliberate for this area as a substitute). So no, we’re not doing the pole wrap/paint scenario anymore (though, it was a extremely cool resolution that I nonetheless need to incorporate SOMEWHERE in my house). However, I believed it could be enjoyable to point out you what nearly was (and to point out off the cool and peculiar product I discovered within the course of). One of the best half was after I put the pole wrap up, I began seeing it EVERYWHERE. So many DIY influencer individuals have been utilizing it and I’m so excited to share it with you!!! So now that you understand what pole wrap is and the way I (nearly) used it…let me present you another artistic methods to make use of it that can encourage ya (spoiler: there are lots of cool IKEA hacks).
Abby Street Residence NAILED her entryway console by utilizing pole wrap & extending all of it the best way round her credenza (giving it a curved form). She completely killed the fluted pattern and the curved furnishings pattern and it made this piece look so unimaginable. Watch the total reel to see it in motion (it’s very enjoyable!)
Then in the identical type of world, I like how this DIYer hacked this IKEA toilet self-importance utilizing pole wrap…GENIUS. The fluted drawer faces give this IKEA self-importance a contemporary contact and it appears to be like so particular (and never lots of $$$) to pole wrap simply the drawer faces. It was round $100 which is rather more reasonably priced than doing your complete credenza 🙂
Right here’s one other nice thought for the IKEA Kallax dresser. As a observe, TikTok/IG have an ABUNDANCE of reels about pole wrap like this, so verify there for different enjoyable examples on easy methods to use the stuff.
Lone Fox House is certainly one of my favourite follows as a result of he comes up with tremendous nice DIYs and budget-friendly hacks. He did a problem with AD to rework a billy bookcase and he nailed it by utilizing pole wrap. It significantly appears to be like so good!!
Fingers down one of many wild & coolest functions of pole wrap I’ve ever seen, this pole wrap backsplash could be my #1 favourite DIY. Jennifer has such superior fashion, and this cheap hack completely remodeled her kitchen. My solely query/concern can be if it will get stained simply?? You’ll simply should correctly seal it however there may need to be some upkeep right here. Regardless, it’s definitely is cheaper than putting in tile, so if there’s a bit of upkeep, the price may make up for it 🙂
Cara Newhart is a pole wrap professional and completely nailed these desk bases. I like the concept of giving a desk a brand new life (or creating one from scratch) with this cool fluted element on the bottom. Plus, IMHO it’s an incredible place to DIY as a result of individuals discover it however don’t stare on the base of your desk 24/7 so if you happen to make any errors nobody will most likely know 🙂 This one (the entryway desk) was created from scratch after which her eating desk was given a facelift. Each are nice concepts!!
She additionally created these superior barn doorways utilizing pole wrap and I couldn’t imagine my eyes! What a enjoyable, cheap thought for any wall, door, or floor. Talking of utilizing it on partitions, this one from Bonnie Grolley wanted to get an honorable point out. I like how she makes use of it proper above her toilet self-importance!
Lastly, Lone Fox Residence had one other cool pole wrap DIY the place he completely remodeled this lamp. Love this concept too + it’s enjoyable to see a darker pole wrap stain too 🙂
Jessie from Eye within the Element is principally a pole wrap ambassador as a result of she makes use of it a lot in so many cool methods round her dwelling. One factor I discovered significantly cool and enjoyable was how she used it within the archways she created in her area. I imply how enjoyable is that little wooden element??
Emily despatched this to me on IG as a result of as soon as I advised her about pole wrap, she began seeing it all over the place too!! This stair transformation by Benson Dwelling is insanely genius and cheap.
In order that’s it for my pole wrap put up. Have you ever heard about this bizarre DIY hack earlier than?? Would love to speak within the feedback!!
Opening Picture Credit score: Design by Jennifer Maxcy | Photograph by Petra Ford | by way of The Kitchn
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