Saturday, October 29, 2011

hate less. love more.

It's the little things in home decorating that add your own personality to your space, right? Since I am loving this cream/tangerine colored fabric, I went to Hobby Lobby and bought another yard. I had this idea to cover the back of a kitchen shelf that is directly across from my kitchen curtain, made w/same cream/tangerine fabric.

Using a tape measure, rotary cutter, scissors, and elmers spray adhesive (first time using this product - love it, but you only need a little bit and you should cover anything that you don't want sprayed), I set out to change my shelf to look like this.
Tell me it's not cute!

On a scale of one to ten, with a ten being a full blown PITA, this little project was about a 4.5. And, it is rated a 4.5 by me simply because I so suck at math. Now, one would think that after measurements are taken and written down...that the fabric would then be cut according to taken measurements. But no......that would be the easy way. 1/4 inch here, 1/2 inch there - I so hate fractions!!! {...and seriously, it blows my mind that I have 2 grown sons who are both excellent in mathematics.}...and it's a darn good thing I bought an entire yard of fabric. Here is a "before" look.
I cut an "x" in the fabric for the outlet. Sprayed the wall, placed the fabric on wall, smoothing out with a credit card as I went from left to right. The fabric is actually hung in 3 pieces. Left, center and right. You may notice that the pattern is not perfect, but I think because it's so busy, it's okay.

I used to hate this shelf. So boring. Blah. Dullsville. But now...I hate it so much less. :) :)

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a happy week-end!
hugs, patti


mustangkayla said...

Cute cute cute! Love it Patti!

DIY Addict said...

it looks great Patti! I also love the pattern. Now, I am thinking of buying a spray adhesive.

~jan said...

What a happy, happy shelf you have, my friend! Love it, love it, love it.

Alicia @ Sweet Ava Kate said...

Hi Patti! This looks great! I just did the same thing to my pantry! What a difference it makes! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments. Hope you're having a great week!

Rita Barakat said...

You are so cute! I love this idea - I am really loving those little tiles on your backsplash too! It makes such a difference to surround yourself with things that you love!