Monday, October 30, 2017

Craft Along with GIY: Black and White

The theme for the October Craft Along with GIY is Black and White. For my project, I added black and white rose print paper to the back of two 6-cube shelf units I bought recently.

This was super easy to accomplish. Each cube in the shelf unit is just under 12" x 12"; conveniently, scrapbook paper is 12" x 12". I simply thumbtacked one sheet of scrapbook paper to the back of each cube. The photo below shows the back side of one of the shelf units.

I put the shelf units in place against the wall and added books, candles and decor.

Between them is a small bookcase. It's too wide for scrapbook paper, plus I needed the back of the bookcase to be sturdy. The solution was to cover the cardboard back panel with adhesive shelf liner. In a stroke of luck, I came across black and white rose print shelf liner in the dollar store. :)

I added a cushion, pet heating pad, and blanket, and it immediately became Indigo's favorite hangout.

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    1. Thank you! She looks so tiny curled up like that. :)

  2. Nice DIY indeed!

  3. That turned out really nice! Good job. :)

    1. Thank you!
      Great job on the shirt. :) Thanks for participating!

  4. The three bookcases look great placed together like that! I love that your dog found his own little spot there!

    1. Thanks! I used to have the dogs' kennel there. It was the perfect place because there's an outlet for their heating pad. I wanted to put shelves there but didn't want to take away their cozy spot. The solution was to turn a shelf into a cozy spot.

      Indigo loves it, while Nook loves the more enclosed bed/nook I made out of a cabinet. So I have one dog on the shelf and one in the cabinet. XD

  5. Awwwwww pupppppy! And the shelves are gorgeous!