I rolled the burlap out on the floor to ensure that I cut it to the proper width and then proceeded to measure the space between the shelves and cut the individual pieces. Adhering the burlap is easiest if you lay the bookcase down on its back.
I covered the back of the case with a nice, fairly thick coating of Matte Mod Podge and then gently pressed the burlap into it. A thicker layer of the Mod Podge allowed me to sort of “float the fabric into the exact position I wanted. Using matte (as opposed to gloss) ensured that the burlap retained its texture and color. Once dry, I trimmed any excess fabric with a utility knife.
I had plans to antique this, or add nailhead trim or some other embellishment… then I ran out of steam. The more I looked at this, the more I decided I liked the simplicity of the beachy vibe the color and fabric created. All done, then.
I am sure at some point, I will get a wild hair and decide to mess with it a little more, but for now I am satisfied to just keep shifting items around on the shelves and play with it that way.
By the way, I mentioned the other week that I took a fab shopping trip to Roger’s Gardens in Newport Beach…
I am still loving my knock off version of their blue pottery, but I am also happy I picked up this little crown shaped flower pot. I don’t know why I like it so much, but I do! Now I have a place to put them both!
So for $49, four cans of spray paint and a little burlap, I think I did alright. Do you have any furniture projects in the works?