It’s been bugging me for awhile now, it just seems so dark and dreary. I originally made it out of a clearance letter M and some scraps from our first apartment’s curtains, but it was time for a change up. (I of course took pictures for y’all along the way, because I seem to have this problem now where I can’t do even the simplest DIY task without taking pictures of the process.).
So here is what I did, it literally took me 10 minutes to do this and is the same process I used the first time.
Here is a close-up of the M before.
I ripped off the fabric and this is what we had. When I originally bought it was green and white zebra striped. I felt judged by the cashier for buying it and I didn’t blame her…it was that kinda ugly. I painted it white before I Mod Podged it last time, but you can still kinda see the zebra stripes.
I wanted to brighten it up, so in true No Spend style I used what I had – which in this case was leftover curtain fabric (again). I wanted to use a fabric that was already in the room since we’re getting a little patterny in there. According to my husband at least, except that he called it “frou-frou”. Don’t feel bad for him, there IS a giant manly snakeskin on our wall that I’m sure you’ve noticed.
Then I carefully placed the cutout on the glue and brushed more over top (to keep the frays in check).
Done. Easy Peasy.
Here it is before and after so you can see how the new fabric brightens up the shelf.
Funny how such a small change can balance out a whole display. I’m always moving things around on there so a few other things changed too…I feel like my before and after should be in a Highlights magazine. Does anyone else remember those, with the “spot five things that are different” photo games?