Grab the wine! Grab the Hammer! Single lady craft night.

It’s no mystery -I am unemployed -I am bored. I needed a creative outlet-Craft Night!

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Lately, I have been in a creative funk. Last month I moved into a new place that was much smaller then my previous home. I had to get rid of a substantial amount of furniture for my little shoe box I’m in now. However, it was a relief to get rid of most of the stuff and downsize. Some of the pieces I have kept were a “work in progress” but my day time job had always prevented me from having energy to tackle it. I had this book shelf that was plain and simple like Parsons style which I purchased from ikea (of course). What I love about this bookshelf though is the large size, but also there was no backing. I have always wanted to give it a cool pop of color, and by pop of color I mean black,silver, grey, or gold. Let’s start the breakdown: Supplies: Image

Wine is the most essential supply. It allows patience!

2 Large Sheets of Foam Core, Hammer,Staple Gun, X-Acto Knife, Nails, Pins, and Fabric 

Before Picture:

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I dusted everything off to make sure the surface was clean. Then I took my measurements for the backing and cut down my foam core with the X-Acto knife.

ImageNext, I took my two sheets of foam core to make sure my measurements were correct. Luckily, they were (I am pretty bad at cutting). Then I took my fabric laid it down with the pattern facing the floor. I placed my foam on the top of the fabric and trimmed down the access fabric to make it easier to pin.

You will  want to stay under 4 inches so you can stretch out the fabric. Then take the pins and begin pulling the fabric and pining it to the board. Make sure it stays tight.

Results:

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I flipped it over to check if the fabric was pulled enough. I had to make a few adjustments. Then I flipped it back over to where the pins were to use the staple gun to secure it. Then I removed the pins.

Install the panels: 

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I laid the bookshelf down and lined up the  panels on the back. Then I took the hammer and the nails to secure the boards into the back of the shelving.

NOTE: If you live alone it’s not a smart idea to lay a heavy piece of furniture on the floor because when it comes time to pick it up. Problems my friends. Big problems! 

Panels Successfully Installed:

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Wasn’t totally loving it at first. The pattern seemed super bold and didn’t match up.

Final Product 

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Head On View

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I do love it now that I have some items to break up the pattern.  I have a few more knick knacks that I would like to add, but thus far I am happy with the result. I am still missing a dining room table, and NO I do not want to discuss how unhappy that makes me.

This project took about an hour, 2 glasses of wine, 80$ in supplies. Hope this helps all you creative ladies in a funk! 

Written by:
Ordinary Lady Sarah

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I have given up on being original and accepted I’m an extra dose of ordinary. Consider myself a creator of false worlds working on the TV show Revenge in the Set Decorating Department. There will never come a time in my life where I believe women shouldn’t be helping women. Started blogging because being opinionated on my facebook status was getting old.

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One thought on “Grab the wine! Grab the Hammer! Single lady craft night.

  1. Looks fantastic! Totally lol’ed at the wine being under essential supplies. I recently started a tedious craft and I was only about 20 minutes in when the wine had to make an appearance 🙂

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