I wanted to add backing to my craft room shelving. I did not want items to fall out the back side. My craft room is my Happy Place, so I wanted color! 🎨
Here are my shelves BEFORE. . .
I lucked up and had large pieces of cardboard. 😃I swiped this from my father-in-laws house after he bought a new television – – score!
First, I used the actual shelf as a template by laying it flat and tracing the edge of the shelf. Then I used an exacto knife to cut the cardboard.
This is a picture after the cardboard is cut to fit.I marked the bottom of each cubbie space so I would know where to put the seam when I added the decorative paper. I did not want to have a seam in an obvious spot and the paper is not large enough to cover the entire cardboard.
I purchased scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby. I added small dots of Elmer’s glue on the back of each sheet.Below shows the first sheet. I love ❤pink and polkadots – – can you tell? 🤪 This picture below shows the second sheet after it is glued. You can see my pencil mark where I wanted the seam. Then, I added the third and final sheet. I used small finishing nails to tack the cardboard to the back of the shelf.
Here is the first finished section of the first shelf!And it is at home 🏡 in my craft room.This shelf is a double shelf (one stacks on top of another and attaches with wooden pegs). I repeated the same process for the upper structure. Voila! I love these colorful baskets that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. Did I mention how much I like polkadots? 😉Now for shelf number two. . . this time with green polkadot paper. And it is at home 🏡 in my craft room.And with its colorful baskets. . .This shelf was originally black, so I had to spray paint it white. It was originally for CDs and DVDs . . . (does anyone remember these?) It works perfectly for jars of buttons, thread, and paintbrushes. It already had a cardboard back, so I remove it and then covered it with decorative paper.Because it is different than the other shelves, this gave me an excuse to use a different paper (chevron and not polkadots). And it, too, is at home 🏡 in my craft room.
This simple task really dressed up my Craft Room. I want it to be a bright and cheerful place to create! My craft room is still a work in progress, but click here to see more pictures and the Making of My Craft Room.
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