Monday, 4 May 2015

floral shelf DIY


A few years ago I had picked up a set of three metal shelves from Urban Outfitters. Marked down so low that they were practically free, I grabbed them all without knowing where they’d wind up. Fast forward a year and a bit and my new room had an empty patch that was screaming for a set of three metal shelves ;)

I’m terrible at documenting projects with photographs, but covering the shelves was fairly simple. I traced each side of the shelf onto the wrapping paper, cut them out and pasted them piece by piece onto the shelf. For the top ledge, I used a slightly larger piece and folded the excess bit over to the underside of the shelf for a clean edge.

Gently smooth out the air bubbles as you lay the pieces of paper flat—this is probably the most important step to achieve a clean and smooth finish. Easy peasy.

The final product is now the perfect place to showcase an eclectic mix of books, pictures and mementos that had previously been cluttering the dresser.

Up next: deciding on a colour to paint that pink table!









9 comments:

  1. I LOVE these! The finished product even looks like something Urban Outfitters might sell. Great job! pinned and tweeted. Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday. You're going to be one of my features this week! Hope to see you again tomorrow night!

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    1. Thank you so much, that's very nice of you to say! Glad you enjoyed them, and am looking forward to being featured.
      Enjoy your weekend and see you on Monday!

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  2. What a fun way to dress up metal shelves. Thanks for sharing on the Spring Craft Blog Hop. Pinned and Tweeted!

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    1. Thanks so much Beverly!
      Much appreciated
      x Ashley

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  3. Ashley these are stunning against the dark blue walls!! I love them and need to make them~exactly like these and the blue wall too! Room remodel coming up!! Dianne@ scrutinizinglife.com

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    1. Yay! If you do, you must keep me posted on the finished product.
      Thanks for stopping by :)
      x Ashley

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  4. That's clever! It really doesn't take much if you have head full of ideas:)
    I agree with Dianne, it looks awesome against dark, blue walls!

    Hope you will share your craft with our party:
    http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/05/idea-box-thursday-link-party-11.html

    Hugs,
    Mila

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    1. Thank you Mila!
      I was a slacker this week, but have another project I am working on for next week's party :)
      See you this week!
      x Ashley

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  5. Looks amazing and great to "meet" you on craft schooling Sunday! I took a month's vacation with the party, but now it will be back this week, so hope to see you there!

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