Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Redressed Shelves

Hi friends!  I am so excited to share this project.  A few years ago a dear friend gave me two sets of square shelves. (You're the best Kelly B.)  I loved the idea of being able to do something crafty with them.  They have been sitting in my "to do" crafty stash ever since.  Whenever I would see them, I would start brainstorming but could never quite commit to a project.

Well, last night I was overcome by my love for some of the scrapbook papers that I have.  I love patterns!  I also impulsively buy scrapbook paper that has a pattern that I like, even though I am doing all of my scrap-booking digitally these days.  That is where these shelves come in.  I was wishing that I could use the paper in a project that I could admire daily and not tuck away in a bookshelf.  Then it hit me, The Square Shelves from Kelly!

Here they are before.

The first thing I did was paint the front edges of the shelves, the inside and about an inch of the outside.

Instead of measuring the shelves to cut the scrapbook paper, I just placed it on top and creased it.  (Confession:  I am a shortcut girl)

Then I cut along the crease.  I used the piece I had cut as a template to cut the other three pieces for each shelf.

I didn't have any official decoupage product, so I made my own.  I mixed 1/2 cup of tacky glue with 3 tablespoons of warm water.  I added the water one tablespoon at a time, mixing it in between.  I brushed the mixture on the shelf and placed the paper along the outside.  Once all of the paper was placed I brushed more of the mixture over the top of the paper until it was saturated, but not dripping.  I did two sets, one for my bedroom and one for my living room.

Here is how they turned out.

This is the set in my bedroom!

This is the set in my living room!

I'm so thrilled!  I love them.  Now I can see some of my favorite scrapbook papers every day.


  1. Ooooo! Very fun! The patterned paper you chose is perfect, and the painted front really makes them pop! Great work!

  2. Those are so awesome!! And I love that you're a shortcut girl, I am too :)

  3. Love this idea! Great paper choices!

  4. These turned out great! I love the paper!
    I would love it if you joined my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!

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  6. these are so cute!! great idea with the scrapbook paper, makes the shelves so fun. I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-4-and-features.html

  7. Yay Krysti, I love them. Great idea!

  8. I love them Krysti! You are so creative!!! Angie

  9. Hey those shelves look fantastic! Great job!

    Just stopping by to return the favour and follow you back from the blog hop!

    Have a lovely week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  11. Thanks for stopping by today!

    Love the shelves!

    Lesli :D
    Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink

  12. Hi,

    I am a new follower. I love scrapbook paper too. Those shelves look great. Can't wait to read more of your blog. Have a nice day!



  13. They came out great ! :) That makes me want to have my husband cut some boards for me lol
    Here from the hop, would love for you to stop by.
    Have a great night.

  14. Back again!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  15. super cute!

    checking you out from the blog hop!

    stopping by from
    come say Hello!

  16. These came out great! thanks for linking this up to our wicked awesome wed party.

  17. I am a new follower. Very cute idea
    I would love you to stop by and visit me too.

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  19. I love how they turned out! Great job.

    I am a new follower from the I ♥ Blogging hop, thank you for joining our hop! I hope to see you again soon! www.mooseandtater.com

  20. I love those! They turned out so cute!
    Hi! New follower from Fab Friends Thursday hop. Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog as well :)

  21. That was a great tutorial and the end result is awesome.......you go!!

    Thanks for joining us on Mom's Online Garage Sale I am now following you.

  22. Very pretty! I love the way both sets came out!

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  24. Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!

  25. I really like how you reinvented these boxes and the variety of scrapbook papers is so fun to see. Thanks for linking up!

  26. Fantastic shelves!! Just love a project with no measuring! I'm so glad you linked these up at the Tuesday To Do Party! I can't wait to see what you share next time!
    PS. The Pretty Packages Party is going on now.


    I'd love for you to stop by!

  27. Hey there I am your newest follower! Hope you stop by to see me. Your blog is way too cute!!



  28. Very, very creative! I just love it when someone uses what they have on hand to make something so beautiful and frugal! Great job Krysti! Thank you for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence!


  29. They are awesome!! I would LOVE a set of those in my living room. I'm a shortcut girl too, I do the crease and cut thing all the time. :)

  30. These look so great! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Thanks for stopping by Emma's Lunch. I 'm your newest follower.

  31. Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} again!
    I hope to see you again this week! :)
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  32. Hi, Krysti! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)


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