$8 Shelf Makeover
I thought I would share with you a quick little make-over I did this weekend.
No, not on me – a makeover in my living room 😉
We have been working on that room since Christmas ended.
(I am not ready to show the whole room yet..)
But I just had to show you the inexpensive thing I did
to change my built in bookshelf by our fireplace.
This is how it looked for Christmas. This entire wall has been the bane of my
existence since we bought this house 21 years ago..
You would think I would have done something with it by now 😉
It has horrid woodgrain paneling on it, and my husband does not think
there is sheet rock behind it, so it would be a pain to remove.
Especially because we would have to deal with the fireplace that is
right in the middle of the wall.
I decided to re-paint the wall a light yellow to go with the rest of the room.
Unfortunately – that made my off white pottery look awful..
I am not altogether fond of the built-in shelf anyway.
(Sorry – this is turning into a grumpy-pants post isn’t it….)
As most of you know – money has been really tight for us for most
of this past year. So I put my creative hat on and brainstormed what I
could do to make it look better without spending much money.
I decided to go check out the scrapbook paper at Michael’s Craft Store.
I brought home three different kinds, but this was the one I fell in love with.
I got 8 pieces of paper for a dollar each!
I love the way it sets off my pottery.
And I also like the pattern it brings into play.
Because I used pre-cut paper, I didn’t have to worry about cutting
it to fit and having differing sizes or uneven edges.
And yes – as a very lazy crafter- I taped it up…..
The nice thing about that is I can change it out easily.
And it would also work nicely for a renter that is unable to make
permanent changes to their home.
As you can see from the above picture, I have not figured out the mantel yet –
I am still playing with that.
But I have rearranged the room and put up some old curtains…
I also ordered a rug with money I got for Christmas – it is on is way.
Insert huge squeal here!
Here is a picture of it – can’t wait till it gets here!!
Big thanks to the peeps that gave me money for Christmas – you know who you are 😉
I got the rug at rugsusa.com for 65% off and free shipping..
I love it so much –
I will probably wear it as coat and sleep with it on our bed for awhile ..
I am pleased to report that I am much happier with my shelf right now..
And I am also happy with the price I payed to get the look!
Hope you are having a wonderful start to the new year.
I have had lots of things going on the past few months, a lot of growing and stretching.
At least on the inside… 😉
I am afraid my word of the year has chosen me…it was not one I wanted.
It is discipline.. as in self-discipline.
I need it in several areas..
I don’t know that I will do a post about it, but I just wanted you to know
where I am at.. 😉
If anyone is interested in the craft paper, it came in some other colors too.
I loved the black especially!
I took a pic of the label in case you want to look for it –