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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Nursery Fabric Book Shelves


Ok...so I've seen these "book shelves" all over Pinterest...thought that Corbin needed one in his nursery (not to mention we have the router, cable hookup, and other things that needed to be covered). So, I set out to make one for him!

I got the idea from here: http://www.icanteachmychild.com/2010/10/make-it-no-sew-hanging-bookshelf/

Here is how I went about it...

Let me preface this post with I DO NOT SEW!!!
For mine I just went to Hobby Lobby and purchased one yard of fabric. I opened it up and hemmed the two selvaged edges first. Then I cut the piece into 2 half-yard pieces. Next, I put my rod on the fabric to see how big the opening needed to be for it and pinned the fabric along that side. (note: the pattern in the fabric made straight folds and seams MUCH easier) Then repeat that process for the other end of that piece and then both ends of the other piece. The directions that I read on the "idea post" called for a "double cafÄ— rod" But even at walmart they were $17+ each...so I bought 4 cheap single cafe rods at $2+ each and bought 2 sets of additional brackets that stood out from the wall farther and mounted the longer ones directly on top of the shorter ones that came with the rods...then put your rods through the openings and hook them into the brackets! And there you go!! SUPER easy and a breakdown of the total cost of everything is as follows:

1 yd Chevron fabric at Hobby Lobby - 6.99 (but I used my 40% OFF coupon to pay even less)
4 Single Cafe Rods at Wal-Mart - 2.48 each (x4)
2 Extra sets of brackets at Wal-Mart - 4.97 each (x2)