Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Funky Shelf Makeover

If you follow me, then you know I'm a huge fan of mixed prints, crazy colors and MacKenzie Childs furniture.  This shelf was inspired by her amazing furniture but instead of the meticulous hand painting, I used fabric to get the mix of patterns.  All of these prints are available at JoAnn so head there for an amazing selection of things you can use to makeover your own shelf.   Skip steps, use different colors and patterns and make this project your own.  Just remember to have fun and always Make Your Mark!
Strike a pose! 
I decided to throw caution to the wind and just go with every color and pattern I liked!

Shelf in need of a makeover
Americana Decor Outdoor Living Paint
Selection of printed cotton fabrics
Plastic rhinestone trim
Sander and jigsaw
Plastic ornate mirror
E-6000 Fabri-Fuse and glue gun
1/2" wood trim
1/2" thick plywood OR 1" x 12" pine board
Americana Decor Metallics in Vintage Brass
1. & 2.  Paint the face of the shelf with Ladybug and the inside walls of the shelf with Pansy
3. & 4.  Paint each shelf in Harvest and the edges of the sides with Morning Glory
5. & 6.  Remove the shelf back if possible (most modern shelves have removable backs) trace the back on your chosen fabric, cut and glue in place with Fabri-Fuse
*I find squirting on a generous amount of Fabri-Fuse and spreading it with a 
paintbrush works the best
7.  Measure the face of each shelf
8. & 9.  Measure cut and glue your chosen fabric to the face of each shelf
*I wrapped the fabric around the front and around the underside
10.  Measure the size of fabric you'll need for the side panels
11. & 12.  Cut and glue on the sides with more Fabri-Fuse
13.  Glue a contrasting gimp trim around the fabric side panels
14. Glue gimp trim along the top face of each shelf
15. Replace the back on the shelf
16.  Trace around the top of the ornate plastic mirror frame (adding about 1 1/2") to create the pediment
17.  Mark where you are going to cut the plastic frame
18. - 20. Cut the frame and the pediment with a jigsaw and sand the rough edges
21. & 22.  Trace the pediment on your chosen fabric and glue on the face
23. & 24.  Paint the plastic frame and edges of the pediment with Vintage Brass
25. & 26.  Glue the gold frame to the pediment and the pediment to the top of the shelf
27. & 28.  Paint the 1/2" decorative trim in Vintage Brass and then glue it to the 
front sides of the shelf
Done! Whew!
Took a while, but so worth it!
Happy Tuesday!