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.