This beat up old bookshelf belonged to my husband’s grandmother and has been sitting in our dusty Arizona garage holding paint cans for years. I had great intentions to refurbish it but never got around to it – that is until now.
I knew I wanted to somehow incorporate fabric with some vinyl thrown in there somewhere. I’ve really been drawn to the trendy damask fabrics that have made their way into my life. My little brother, Max was up to the task of making me a piece of vinyl damask – he and his fiance have a cricket machine. I’m now convinced that I really need one of these!
For fabric, I was going to go with a black and white damask but thought the whole project was starting to become too “damasky” so black and white polka-dots it was!
This project was as easy as pie! I sanded and sprayed the whole thing off then let it dry for a few days. Painted it black while I measured and cut foam board for the back panels. I covered the foam board with my polka dotted fabric using a hot glue gun while I waited for the paint to dry, then placed the tightly fitted panels into the bookshelf and added my piece of vinyl. It was quick and easy and beats that ugly looking bookshelf that was just wasted in my garage!