Recovering Bookcase Shelves, Updating Fireplace

I’ve been thinking that it might be nice to place fabric at the backs of the built-in bookcases in our living room….that whole end of the room seems just really white and a little boring. I was originally thinking of using MDF and covering that with fabric, but just last week, the Style Network (which is running the old episodes of Martha Stewart Living) had an episode of MSL dated 2005 and called the ‘special decorating show’….and on this show, Martha was decorating a curio cabinet just like I was thinking, except she used foam board as the base. What a great idea! Seeing the show gave me new inspiration for finally doing this project – and using her idea for foam board rather than MDF….

Just hot-glue fabric around the foam board (at Office Depot), making a hole with an Exacto if you need to make space for an electrical outlet, it’s just that easy:

Bookcases, 2006

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