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:


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.



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: 


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:


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

Final Product 


Head On View


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.


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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