Shelf Makeover…

Remember this post about my Milk Glass and where I display it right now. Well, I wasn’t real happy with how that picture looked. With the back of the shelf so hollow and open, it just did not look finished and I thought I could do better. So I knew it needed a backing but not just a painted backing but something with character…
It started with a piece of typical shelf backing purchased at my local hardware store for a mere 6.00. I had initially thought about beadboard painted black and if this makeover doesn’t sell me over I think I might go with that idea.
So, then my mind went to this beautiful scrapbook felted paper that I had in my stash. I actually placed the shelf backing up agianst the shelf and taped a piece of the felted scrapbook paper and a piece of black cardstock and looked at it for a couple of days. I even placed a few pieces of milk glass up against the two papers to see how it looked. Had everyone in my family take a peek and the felted scrapbook paper won….
As you can see I did not have enough pattern paper to finish the entire board so I thought I would be back at the biginning of the project. So then I decided to push my brain a little and live outisde the box….
I decided to place some black cardstock on each side of the pattern paper and it worked fabulously. The seam was hardly noticeable and it finished the project so well.

Then my sweet hubby with some finishing nails, nailed the backing on the shelf…

What do you think. This project cost me about 7.00 total if you consider the nails and glue. Pretty cost effective if you ask me. The picture makes it look like you can see the seam, but in person it looks seamless… I much prefer this look to the former shelf!!!




  1. Love the makeover, it looks great!

  2. Totally fabulous!Joanne xo

  3. You have such a great collection of milk glass. What a fun project. Hope you've had a great weekend.xo E + J

  4. Wow Judy… this looks amazing! And your collection is very deserving of such a beautiful background!

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