Monday 4 May 2015

Shelf help - how to customise shelving units with patterned paper

I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say it is with bittersweet solemnity that we reach the end of the bank holiday weekend and look on wistfully at the three whole weeks of numbing nose-to-the-grindstone routine we have to endure before our next long break. I used the time for a spot of furniture DIY involving a second-hand bedside table, some patterned paper and some varnish.

Simply cut the paper to the right size for the area in question and slather on some varnish.

 Another nifty trick is to make shelves out of boxes. Not that you haven't heard that one before but, while there might be the temptation to spend money on fabric boxes with fancy prints, trust me, there's no need. Simply cover a shoe box with fabric using craft mount; you might want to mix colours and patterns up a bit for a true bohemian look.

You can also cover the box with leather or faux leather if you want a chic, luxurious look.

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