I wanted to share a quick project with you.
Since it was super cheap and easy, I am linking it to
Click on the picture to check out other inexpensive projects.
Let me back up…
Several weeks ago, I shared with you a BIG project where I turned my big brown corner cabinet from this…
If you missed that post, you can see it here.
Now back to my little project for today.
I was trying to come up with some accessories for my “new” entertainment center.
I love the fabric covered books I’ve seen in Ballard Designs magazine. (The same magazine I got the inspiration for my new entertainment center.)
See them on the far right?
Here’s another inspiration photo that I found at My Sweet Savannah.
I’ve noticed a lot of books getting covered in solid, neutral fabrics.
Well, I had some burlap that I got at Hobby Lobby when it was $1.99 a yard. How cool is that?
I got some old books and my trusty glue gun…
and got busy…
I cut the burlap a little bigger than the outside of the book.
Then I very sloppily (is that a word?) glued the burlap to the inside of the book.
I had a little “flap” left over on the top and bottom of the book that I just rolled up and glued down. I didn’t care if the burlap stuck to the pages because these books are just “for looks”.
WARNING: Burlap has small holes in which the scalding hot glue can seep through and burn your fingers!
(I wore band-aids on several fingers for several days. Didn’t want to gross you out with pictures of the blisters.)
No pain, no gain, right?
Here are the results….
I love them!
Aren’t they sweet? I actually ended up making four, and put a candle beside them.
I can’t come up with an exact cost, but I already had the books and the glue for my glue gun. I used less than half of the yard of burlap, so I guess this may have cost me about $1.00?
Check out my drop cloth curtains in this picture? I’ll be sharing about those in a future post…
That’s all for now!