Still moving along on my series, 31 days to Transform the Heart of Your Home. I'd been showing a lot of projects for our kitchen (catch up here) and then moved over to our family room (to share our no-sew curtains and DIY curtain hangers) where we're going to stay for a few more days until I jump back. I like to do that sometimes. Keeps things interesting. :)
Anyway, we're up to day 17 where we are:
Not bad but not real great either. I decided I wanted to add a little pop of color so I decided on fabric.
Because there is an outlet inside both bookcases, I decided the best way to add the fabric would be to cover foam board that I found in a variety of sizes at Hobby Lobby. I bought enough so each shelf would have its own panel so that I could access the outlet if/when necessary. It also makes it easy to change or remove if I ever change my mind. (That has been known to happen occasionally.)
First step: measuring the space behind each shelf.
Next I then transferred those measurements to the foam board
and used a level to draw the line across.
I also made sure to label each board because they all seemed to be off by a smidge.
Then I took an exacto knife to score the line
which allowed me to essentially break it off at the seam.
Once I had all my foam boards cut, I ironed my fabric. (You may notice this is the same I used for our Command Center and my chipboard "EAT" letters.)
I then used spray adhesive to adhere the fabric to the boards.
For whatever reason I don't have a picture of the next step but I folded the edges over and hot glued them to the back.
I also rewrote my labels so that I would know exactly where each one belonged.
Ready to see the before and after?
Instant pop! I am loving it! Such an easy way to add a little color and texture to another part of the room.
Tomorrow I'll show you how I accessorized them and how the fabric helps to accentuate everything.
What do you think? I'd love to hear!
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