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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

September 28, 2012

DIY-Script Fabric Backed Shelves for Living Area

We have been remodeling our home and changing out furniture. I have had the Shabby/Farmhouse look with all white for years. 
But....Hubby said he just didn't think he could handle one more  piece of white furniture. He wanted warm and cozy.....
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He doesn't ask for much, but I did have to take a deep breath. We've been married 32 years and most of our furniture had been painted white, all the frames were white, all my wall decor...white...yikes! 
I think shabby...
I think cottage....
no more white?
Joining with some fun parties
http://www.stonegableblog.com
So....
 I found this inexpensive cubby shelf thing that YOU HAVE TO PUT TOGETHER YOURSELF! At Wal-mart. Very inexpensive. But I didn't want the fake board that hammers onto the back....so....
 I had some upholstery fabric that had script writing on it...which I am addicted to at the present!!!


I know it looks cheap inexpensive but I needed a piece of furniture and wanted to upgrade it
a bit....
 The directions are incredibly easy...
JOINING IN @
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com
FOR TRANSFORMATION THURSDAY!
 Below is the hideous fake cardboard you are supposed to hammer on the back...

UH NO!

 Let's use this wrinkly pretty fabric instead...if I pull it tight enough you won't see the wrinkles...
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 IS A STAPLE GUN CONSIDERED A WEAPON OR POWER TOOL?

SO MIDWAY THROUGH THE STAPLING....
I realize there was not enough fabric either way I stretched it...
LOUD GROAN!
but not too worry...
I cut and pieced the fabric at the bottom of the shelf.
I figure once the cubby's are filled no one but me will ever know!
Well and a few bloggers...
shhhhh....
I don't want to have to shoot anyone!
 This is how it looked before the little shelves were placed inside....
I'm liking it already.
 It is now in the living room next to my grand piano...


 Yep....it is a good fit! The shelves will hold some of my music...in an organized way...I'm hoping...
Big smile!

Blessings,
Debbie

7 comments:

Patty said...

That looks great! Love that fabric. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Debbie! Gosh, you are so creative! :)

XO,
Jane

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Debbie, YOu really made your cubby shelf so cute! I think is has lots of personality!!!! How sweet are you to warm up your decor for your hubby!
I hope you stop by StoneGable for TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS. Your fabric backed shelves is the perfect project. Link goes live Wednesday at 8:00. Hope to see you then!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the fabric...it looks great!!
~Cindy

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That looks great! I think the fabric backing really dresses up that piece!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Yes, after almost 30 years for us...I've learned his tastes are just as important.
...that's why there is a fish on my wall with huge gold ornate frame around it!
Yes... I know it isn't classy...but it works.

Pat

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

That is such a great idea, Debbie--I love the script fabric and your piano is gorgeous as well!