Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Backdrop

A unique way to change how your furniture looks at Christmas. How about changing the background of shelves or behind wall units? Initially the work takes some time, but once it's all done you can store it and pull it out the next year. You can change it up easily, year to year.

Here is the cabinet that I'm going to create a new background for. A few years ago I cut and placed matchstick blinds behind the cabinet to give it a different look. For Christmas I'm giving them a real seasonal look.

I use thin, luan wood for each section. Measuring is key, of coarse and I learned that the hard way.



I cut out each section using my jigsaw and lightly sanded the sides.




As you can see below, each section was covered with red satin. I use "duct tape" to attach the satin. You may think this is a strange selection for adhesion, but it worked great! It gave me the ability to pull the fabric tight and it also gives me the option of taking it off easily next year and change it to gold or green fabric. I like this.


















Here is the finished look. Maybe next year I'll do gold. Have a great holiday!!

Christy
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8 comments:

  1. Just love your blog!! what great ideas! thanks for sharing. Deb

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  2. Great idea I love it! Such a good and simple christmas decoration tip.

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  3. Love the new look. Enjoy reading your blog. Wishing you a Blessed New Year

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  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS IDEA! THANK FOR SHARING/

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  5. Oh, thanks Cindy. I'm glad you like it. It's easy to put up, take down and also change.

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  6. Hey dear I loved the racks ..nicely decorated.
    well i am an Indian artist working on different art forms
    http://chandradey.blogspot.com/2010/01/diya-earthen-lamps.html

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  7. What a fantastic idea. Would be a great way to glam up an old shelf unit to fit in with new decor. Love the blog.

    Matt

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