These days, if I take a shower before 5pm I am feeling accomplished! So on Friday when I finally re-did my china cabinet, I was feeling really accomplished! Our dining room furniture was my grandparent's and they gave it to us when we got married. It has looked like this since we moved in almost 7 years ago. I was getting a little tired of it so decided to change it up a bit.
I emptied everything out of it and stored the china and crystal underneath.
Side note- while I was doing this project, there was a baby robin on the window sill and these two cardinals were trying to attack it! I kept having to bang on the window to save the robin. Haha! They eventually moved on. Hopefully the baby robin survived!
I bought two yards of fabric at Joann's to line the back of the cabinet. The fabric (and total cost of the whole project) was $18.00. Yes, I know this fabric should probably be going the other way but this is the way it fit. :) So you might want to think about that when buying fabric. I wanted something light and bright and I'm always drawn to green.
I used hot glue to glue it on, starting in one corner. I like using hot glue because it won't ruin the wood and easily peels off. I just put a few dots of glue about every 10-12 inches.
When I got to the end I cut it to fit.
As you can see, I didn't even trim off the raw edges. You cannot even notice it in real life. Also, you do not see the wrinkles in real life either. ;)
There was a little left over on the bottom but I just left it. I knew I wouldn't be able to get a straight line by cutting it and with the accessories in, you don't notice it.
I wanted to fill up the cabinet with things I already had. When we moved Westin to his new room we had to clean out the closet which was full of all my accessories. We moved everything out to a storage cabinet in the garage. So, I went "shopping!" :)
I loved that I got to bring in some of my favorite items that had been in storage.
I gathered what I wanted to use and then started placing the bigger items. I was going for a casual, built-in bookcase feel.
I love our framed wedding invitation and monogrammed toasting goblets.
Like I said, I did this on Friday....Cody noticed Sunday night. :)