I told you about this exciting new project at the beginning of December.  It is coming along nicely.   

Most of the painting has been completed and the fabric ordered.
One of the projects I was anxious to see completed was the addition of fabric
 to the backs of the bookcases. 
We wanted to achieve the look of grass cloth wallpaper, without the high price tag. 

My client ordered the blue grass cloth like fabric for $4.00 yard 
and covered thin foam core board she bought at Hobby Lobby.  
She simply removed the shevles from the built-ins, 
pressed the foam core board up against the backs and re-installed the shelves. 
This was such an easy transformation that can be changed in a flash. 

Just to remind you, this is where we started. 

I stenciled a wall in the foyer last Friday.  It turned out great.  Pictures to come and a giveaway too!
Stay tuned.......

If you are interested in having me put together some fresh ideas for your home, 
you can contact me here for the details.

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  1. looking good! can't wait to see it put together.

  2. I love it, Andrea! And what a great & inexpensive way to dress up a bookshelf! Can't wait to see the finished room!

  3. It's coming along great! I have thought about putting fabric/wallpaper on foam core before. Loved how you did it here!

  4. This looks great! And what a clever idea about using the foam board..... makes it so much easier to change out if you want to, too!

  5. The bookshelves are looking much more high-end. Great job! Can't wait to see the rest!

  6. i've been wanting to add some fabric to the bookshelves in both kids' rooms. love the grass cloth fabric. looks great.

  7. Looks fantastic!!! Love the texture!

  8. I love the grasscloth idea and the color and texture are very pretty. I look forward to seeing the stenciling you did.

  9. What a smart idea! I love easy ideas that save $ but achieve the look! Plus, if your client decides to make a change later it'll be a breeze to take down unlike removing wall paper!

  10. Love the grass cloth look alike fabric. Can you pass on what the fabric is. Would like to do the same treatment to my bookcases, but grass cloth can be so expensive!

  11. Looking good and I did the same thing a couple of years ago in my bookcase in the sitting room with burlap over foam core.


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