Friday, February 24, 2012

Updating the shelves for Spring.....

OK. I needed to update my kitchen shelves. I LOVE all the white shelves, white kitchens, white furniture out there...I do.....but I cannot possible change everything in my house to ALL WHITE. :) I love my dark wood but I wanted a change. So, I decided to try something I have seen out in blogland....papering (like wallpapering!) the back of my shelves......with wrapping paper! :)

I bought some clearance paper after Christmas that was black and white, thinking ahead that I might want to use it for something other than Christmas. So, I pulled that out.

First, let me remind of you what my shelves were is how they looked at Christmas. These are shelves in my kitchen above the desk.

Love them, and love my milk glass in them, but don't love all of the BROWN. :)
So.....I cleared the shelves first.
Then I took them all down and dusted them! Whew! There was a lot of dust. :)

Yes! There is my paper peeking out! I wiped down all the wood to get all the YUCKY off. Then I unrolled it and just stuck it up there.....Yep. With double-sided tape. :) far so good. It has held. I just thought this was the best solution for easy-up-easy-down when I get tired of it want to change it.

Then I took the scissors and pressed them into the corner and tore off the piece that was too long.
 I finished one side and then put the shelves back in, and then got started on the other side.
And then I forgot to take a picture with all the paper up. :( So, I started loading back in all of my milk glass and "white things."

And I thought it was boring. It needed something.....a punch of color. So, I started adding some green. Green seems to be everywhere right now and it is a great color for spring!

Better! I love the punches of green...makes me excited for spring and the Easter season! Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. You are something else! I wouldn't have even THOUGHT about trying this! Looks great!

  2. Oh, Niki, such a cute idea! Come decorate my house, please . . . if I can ever get it clean first ;)

    1. Yep...good thing I only posted the shelves and not the rest of the house! :) Love to decorate....clean, not so much. :) I have been to your house and there is nothing to is already beautiful. I am LOVIN" your blog too. Maybe I should feature know....will all my FOLLOWERS! :) heehee Miss seeing all of the Harrell family!