A shelf fit for a King!


Mr. Shelf before the transformation!


First step after priming with the gray-tinted primer was choosing an undercolour for the shelving. I chose a goldish colour and shaded around the edges for an aging effect.

Next, I took the fabric I bought (a really pretty mottled red) and cut it into uniform diamond shapes and placed them all on each shelf to see if they fit properly (I mean, really - who measures ahead of time?) and then I used matte Mod Podge and sealed them on (and did another coat after the first one dried).

And then I found this really ornate, royal looking ribbon (maybe it was elastic?) and hot glued it on, making sure the edges were tucked under.

Then I added detail to the castle (a more mottled top, and I used a potato stamp to make the bricks!)

I even used the fabric to wrap around the legs and also decorated it with the left-over ribbon (elastic? lol)

Et Voila!!! A castle shelf!! A 40 year old, $10 shelf given a new home and child to love!

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6 comments:

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

That turned out soooooo great! Well done!!!

Deedra said...

Thank you, sister! I'll take another pic tomorrow, too, when there's some natural light! It doesn't show up as nicely in these pics!

Anonymous said...

I love it! WOW. What's going to happen next in the King's bedroom? :)

-Caelum.

Deedra said...

Thanks so much, Caelum! Well, today i think I'll paint a big dragon mural on his wall, and make the sword plaque and *hopefully* have the poor boy's room done! It's been upside down all week!

Thanks again for your lovely comments :) They make me happy!

darlene said...

Mommy Wizard in the Kingdom used some powerful creative magic on that bookcase.

Deedra said...

Thanks, Dar :)