I was a bit sad when I realized I was running out of one of my favorite thrift store finds, Fredrika Fabric from Ikea. It is amazing when I think of all the great projects restyled with this fabric, most of which currently reside in our daughter’s playroom. Ahh the upcycling memories. First it was a little wooden step stool, then many more followed, lost basement table, 1960’s Coffee Table, Repurposed Umbrella Holder/Toybox and even a Garden Pig Makeover!
We needed a shelf in the playroom out of our daughter’s reach. We had a great baseball lamp my sister gave to us as a gift, and we needed a place to display it on. The playroom still has a sporty theme coupled with a girly mod look. I found this great corner shelf at Goodwill for $2.99 and I snatched it up!
I had just enough fabric to cover the surface with a few scrap pieces to spare. I traced the shelf on the fabric and cut the tracing with a pair of scissors. I applied Mod Podge to the shelf surface and carefully placed the fabric on top. Once dry, I applied Mod Podge over it to seal it.
The most difficult part of this project was hanging the shelf! It had 3 slots which required three screws hung on the wall precisely.
I love how this turned out and so simple to make! You can “jazz” up ordinary furniture and decor and make it a unique expression of your own personal home style! This project was certainly bitter-sweet. I will miss you. Farewell Fredrika!