Monday, August 17, 2009

Wicker Bookcases Makeover

I've joined the party at Kimba's of A Soft Place To Land fame DIY Day, A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words 2nd Time Around, Southern Hospitality Today's Thrifty Finds & Twice Remembered's Make Your Monday & Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday!
I love my wicker bookcases ~ got 'em for free too, now THAT is Thrifty! Friends offered them to me after helping them move to their new home. My husband pretended not to hear their offer ~ shame on him! They were destined for a yard sale & I just couldn't let THAT happen!






They look a bit of a hot mess with junk piled up in front of them.





I adored the fabric when I hot glued it to their backs ~


I thought I was clever.





Now I've fallen out of love with this fabric and was yearning for change...







Of course the only real choice was BURLAP!!!


For less than $5 ~ an updated look


Be still my heart...


I have fallen back in love!












Makes a nice neutral backdrop for my treasures ~ they really pop now!


Just a touch of rustic texture to go with my wicker.










P.S. I put the faux greenery back up! I had to, it helps to keep the kitties off the top!







43 comments:

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

Love burlap. Great project! Looks wonderful.

Happy Nester said...

Looks wonderful. I love the burlap, nice touch.

Bonnie said...

They look fantastic! I love both the fabrics you chose. And I love the idea of being able to change the look whenever you get tired of one. Bravo!

santamaker said...

What a great update. Love the new look. Much cleaner.

Shanty2Chic said...

Love this! Way to go... Great cheap fix!!

Twice Remembered said...

It looks so pretty with the burlap! It just makes your dishes and accessories pop - very nice! Well done and thank you for sharing!

Kammy said...

Wow, great idea ! I love the burlap as it adds another texture !
Kammy

Britt said...

This looks so good! It is amazing how much more your treasures stand out against that burlap, and I love the texture. Great job!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

The burlap looks great! It add texture and that nice natural color too.

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Neat!! Great update!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

So cute!! Burlap makes anything look better.

Kelly B said...

I think I will have to join the burlap train. It looks so warm and wonderful. Your project looks great!! :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I really like the redo - you did good. :)

Blue Creek Home said...

The wicker looked good before - but I do love the burlap. LOVE the bullet mirrors above them.
Free is good, huh?
Rhonda

Lisa Shatzer said...

Love it! I've done the same thing to my china cabinet.

Maya said...

Very chic. And what can possibly beat free!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Oh, yes, I really like that. Lucky you to have gotten those beauties for FREE!

Christi

Traci said...

Love, love, love the burlap in the back of your wicker shelves. Your dishes look so much more striking with a burlap background.
Great idea!
Thanks for sharing,
traci

Cheri Peoples said...

Awesome thrifty deal and love the burlap.

Come for a visit.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

The burlap looks fabulous! Gives the bookcases such a rich and chic look. Marvelous transformation!

Tina

~Country Lady~ said...

Yes, Yes, Yes...I love the addition of the burlap!! Perfect backdrop. Job well done.

Morning T said...

Great idea and I love the transformation. I am very into burlap as well and posted about it today too.
Happy Monday!

Linda said...

Wow! That burlap really gave an update that is stricking. Great idea! Linda

Darlene said...

I LOVE the make-over with the burlap. It looks FABULOUS! You can't beat free!!!

Susie Q said...

Wonderful! I wonder how the burlap would look on my buffet? Hmmmmmmmmm

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I love burlap too and yours looks amazing. Love the great ideas I get from all of my crafty blogger friends. It's so nice to meet you
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Christina said...

What a delightful little makeover. The burlap is just perfect with the white dishes.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Thank you so much for your visit to my rather last minute post. I just discovered Diane's blog this very evening.
I say when something is free...and you have the perfect spot (or not) :) how can you go wrong?
I had to smile at the backing on your shelves as I am planning to do the same thing with a large cabinet I have. I am painting it and then wallpapering the back. I prefer paper as it is easier for me.
Actually I love the fabric you replaced but either is nice..and I love burlap!
The shape of your shelves is wonderful as is your little makeover! Good job!!

Shanty2Chic said...

Cute idea! I love burlap~trying to decide if I should do the same wth my hutch?

Carrie said...

Wow, the burlap makes a fabulous backdrop!

jeanne said...

Three cheers for Kitty Scraps. That burlap looks wonderful. I so agree with what you did. Those free bookshelves are beautiful. I didn't think anything would keep a kitty off of anything they have a mind to investigate. BIG smile.

Hugs...Jeanne

Wendy said...

much better!

Kelee Katillac said...

Great contrast of materials!!

love, kelee

Stop-by love new friends!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What an easy but pretty transformation. laurie

Cass @ That Old House said...

Love the burlap -- the book cases look GREAT!
Cass

Bill said...

You made a wonderful choice! The burlap IS the perfect neutral backdrop. The bookcases look very happy (and useful!) in your home. It's great that they found there way to you ....

Bill

Daphine said...

WOW! Looks GREAT!

Kathy said...

You win the prize for bargain of the day! Your bookcases are beautiful and the price was perfect! You did a wonderful job of freshening them up with fabric backing.
xo...Kathy

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An Accomplished Woman said...

Love the transformation.

Cynthia

Crystal said...

Love the extra texture from burlap :)

I have a poll up on my blog about my BIGGEST decor dilemma. Come on over and vote, I need all the help I can get!

http://imnomartha.blogspot.com/2009/08/first-poll-ever-to-paint-or-not-to.html

Cheri Peoples said...

Thanks for coming by. I hope to see more of you and read your comments. I look forward to getting to know you.

cheri

Mandi Shandi said...

You go girl! Love the new look!