Friday, December 31, 2010

Shelf with fabric background {thrift store project}

I love the idea of taking something old and bringing new life to it.  My sister and I hit the thrift stores yesterday in search for some good finds that we could spruce up!  I took an inexpensive shelf and turned it into a piece of art with a little bit of fabric and some mod podge.

I found this shelf for $2.99 and I had to pick it up.  I knew that I could turn this into a piece of artwork. 
Want to know how to do this yourself.  It's very easy!

What you'll need:
  • Thrift store find shelf
  • Mod Podge
  • Fabric scraps
  • Scissors or Rotary cutter
  • paintbrush
1)  Cut scraps of fabric to the size of each of the spaces of the shelf using the scissors or rotary cutter.
2)  Using your paint brush put a layer of Mod Podge onto the shelf
3)  Lay fabric onto the Mod Podge
4)  Put another layer of Mod Podge on top of the fabric

5)  Let dry 

Voila! You have an inexpensive and unique piece of artwork!


  1. That is really cool! What a great found the perfect way to revamp it.

  2. This is lovely. thanks for sharing. Wishes for a nice New Year. Linda

  3. I have a similar, yet smaller shelf. What a great idea, I will have to create some artwork also. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog. I am happy to be a new follower. :)

  4. Love it! I never find such cool things to re-do!

  5. Cool! Looks like a lot of work ~ great job ~ thanks for sharing! Please stop by and say HI sometime!

  6. This is a really great idea! I see these kind of shelves at yardsales every summer!