Last night I did a project that was once again inspired by another blogger. I had seen this bookcase backed in fabric and thought that would look so pretty in my built in bookcase, and it looked easy too. Here is where I was inspired.
I have posted before about this fabric I love. I have yet to make my cart liner with it but plan to do that after we finish Janae's new floors. Doesn't this fabric add a girly old fashioned look to this bookcase? I think it does. I am pleased! The really great thing is I applied it with spray starch and so whenever I want to change it it will be super easy. The fabric can be washed and reused to make pillows or something. I think it is a great technique!
This is what I used. I am sure there are probably better brands but this was only like $1.50 at Walmart.
At first I was worried because it wasn't staying up. For one thing I was using a very long piece of fabric (70 inches) and the weight of it was a problem as I started at the top. The trick is really soak it.
I heavily sprayed the back of the bookcase and then soaked the front of the fabric. I smoothed it out as I went..getting rid of bubbles kind of like doing wall paper. After I figured out to really get it wet it worked fine.
I love it now!
This bookcase is in my sunroom/creative area so I have decided I am allowing this room to be girly so I think this looks great:)
Here is the evolution of the bookcase....
|This is how it looked when we were looking at this house. Chantel has already grown so much since then!|
|This is after my husband put some better moulding around it and I painted it white|
|Here it is now--it has come a long way from that first picture!|
This starch technique could be used on so many different projects. I am so glad I discovered this!
On another note..my lilacs are blooming! I am really worried about my big old lilac bush though. It has very few blooms compared to last year and almost no leaves. This years weather has been awful. Does anyone have any ideas on how to help this big old bush get healthier?
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