Thursday, August 18, 2011

Book Shelf Project for Charlie's Play Room

Here's a little project I did for Charlie's playroom! It matches the curtains of course. I have lots more projects up my sleeve for this room as he gets a little bigger. Next on my list is turning the childsize table and chairs that were mine into an updated version with chalkboard paint on the top and seat cushions that match his book shelf and curtains! (The table project was inspired by Pinterest of course!)

I don't really have any good "how to" advice on how to make this. All I did was spray paint the base and use the swag shelving that came with the shelf to make a pattern. Basically it is a 44" wide bolt of fabric sewn right sides together, turned right side out and pressed. The ends were stitched closed. Then using the measurements from the original swag shelving I folded, pressed and stitched 4 sections so that the poles would slide through. It was VERY easy and I love the way it turned out! Even my husband saw it and said "WOW, that looks so good!" And, if you know him, you know this is a big deal! :-)