I mentioned in my brother’s room kick-off that we would be using all of the existing furniture in the room. Well, while I do adore this bookcase, I’ve always been little underwhelmed at it in this particular space. But until I find something perfect and perfectly priced, it’s here to stay (which very well could mean it’s here forever.) So, in order to jazz it up a little, clean it up a little and give the boy a little of the “black” he requested in his room, I enlisted Mother’s help in covering the back with this funky chevron-ish fabric.
It’s called Cameron Black by Premier Prints (my fave for affordable, trendy threads) and I ordered it with a coupon from Fabric.com for under $7 a yard plus free shipping. It only took two yards for this project for a whopping total of less than $14!!
I measured, cut the fabric and then stapled it right behind the shelves in no time at all with my handy helper. It was an easy-up one-day kind of project that’s just right for now.
With everything off of the shelves, I was real choosy about what went back, wanting to clean it up visually, keep it functional (he has lots of books), and have room to display a few special things.
I collected the entire lot of vintage Hardy Boys books on ebay over the course of a few months late last year. It was only after I had them all up on the shelves and he excitedly poured through them that I remembered I was going to give them to him for his “forever” birthday gift this year. I’m thinking that will just have to happen anyway. I’m so mad at myself. Yet, I absolutely adore how they look in here and am beyond thrilled that he’s already read the first one cover to cover since discovering them.
With that done, I’ve really got to dig deep and find the motivation to make the curtains. Or maybe if I’m really, super duper nice Mother will come to the rescue. Pretty please. With a cherry on top. I know you’re reading this.