As part of my home restoration, I am letting my imagination run wild and filling the little place with love. I am a great lover of French Country, Farmhouse Chic and the New England rustic look. My custom cabinets are devine, I love every inch of them. From the old chicken wire to the dovetailed corners, they are truly a sight to behold! And what better way to enhance the feel of my kitchen than by using fabric to line the cabinet shelves! So I donned my apron, gathered my supplies and crafted up my shelves!
Here are my plain lonely ole shelves, just waitin for a lil lovin.
I gathered up my supplies, my cutting mat and rotary cutter, fabric glue, ruler, pretty french country rooster fabric, my favorite scissors and a measuring tape.
I measured my shelves, height and width... being sure to add the height of the shelf.
I added up my measurements. The length of the top, the length of the bottom plus the edge.
I used my trusty rotary cutter to cut my pieces of fabric.
I covered the base of the shelf with fabric glue. Be mindful that the edges of the shelf need extra glue!
This part is a bit tricky, I placed the fabric on the shelf, butting the edges right up to the corners of the cabinets. I had to cut around the edge of the shelf, like so.
I flattened out any creases or bubbles in the fabric, making sure all the edges of my fabric fit nicely into the corners of my cabinets. I smoothed, smoothed and smoothed some more, until my fabric piece looked like it had always belonged on the shelf.
Voila! Here is the after picture. The project took me about an hour to complete and I am just tickled with the results.
My shelves have a bit of character and savoir faire! Just darling. Someone pat me on the back........ :)
Till next time.... xoxoxox Marnie