I am working on “reblogging” some of my posts from my last personal blog. Some of the things on there are perfect for putting on The Happy Homemaker, so here is a new DIY for you to try! This was taken from November of 2012. This project is fairly simple, yet leaves a huge impact on your shelves. You go from blah to beautiful all in a matter of an hour, give or take. Have fun!!
As I was cleaning the other day before Thanksgiving, I spied some shelf liner in my cabinet that I bought quite a while ago to use. I had been ignoring the fact that I really needed to line my pantry with the pretty chevron pattern for quite some time… so finally I decided to be brave and just do it. ;)
I found the shelf liner at T.J Maxx for $5.99. Can’t beat that!
This is the pantry before. SO sorry for the blurred picture.
I didn’t realize it until now, but you get the general idea of how blah it was.
The supplies needed: cleaner (for the shelves), measuring tape, scissors and shelf liner.
I measured the length of the shelf and then used the helpful grid on the back of the liner to cut a straight line. Adhering it to the shelf is easy once you get it all straight and lined up! The liner is sooo forgiving. I must have peeled it up at least 6 times the first round. Since it wasn’t wide enough, I just cut extra pieces and tried to match up the pattern the best I could.
I like the end result. It took time, but is so worth it. And now I will know the tricks for next time! :)
Check out your T.J Maxx or Marshalls for more pretty shelf liners. There are some gorgeous patterns!
The Happy Homemaker