So being a good up-cycler I was going to change it to reflect me! I was going to change the look of the shelf with…
Did I paint it, like you all think I did?
No, I used book pages!
Anyway I think I need a break from painting after all the furniture painting I did!
In fact it is a LACK shelf from Ikea. It is meant to look like it is floating. And at 43 inches across it is quite big. My son added a bracket on the side so it wouldn’t come tumbling down on him. Smart kid! Now I can really fill it up to the gills.
What I Used:
The How To:
Anyway getting back to my tutorial, I cut the edges along by folding and then tearing by hand. No scissors needed. I would brush the Mod Podge on the shelf and then carefully apply the page.
When I got to the edge I’d fold it over and apply the mod podge then glue it on.
I just continued going over the edge and under. And then I worked from underneath starting from the inside.
And then it was time to place some of my things on top. See how they stand out without the black color underneath. They almost look as if they are floating – like these!
I know you can’t see this on the screen but the color of the pages matches perfectly with the wall color which is a soft cream. It turned out really great!
The heart shaped box is from a Valentine’s Day project.
You can see to the left that a small bracket was added and I painted that a cream color too so it’ll blend in.
I have the cork board to my left with various wires I use for phones and cameras. They are hanging on push pins but that works just fine. And the framed board used to be a Christmas Decor. I even keep a bunch of mini clothes pins on the calendar in case I want to attach something.
Can you see why I wanted to lighten up that shelf? It felt as if the former black shelf was about to topple over on me. Now it is light and fun!
With simple ideas like this one on how to change the look of a shelf with book pages I should be done in no time. Ha! I hope you don’t believe that.
Help me out a bit and let me know what you think ought to be done with that desk.
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