December 7, 2010

Turnaround Tuesday: Megan from Honey We're Home

Hi Honey and the Moon readers!!  If you’re like me, you were sad to see Carly take a break from her blog a while ago, but extremely happy that she’s back!  I appreciate her inviting me to participate in her Turnaround Tuesday series, how fun!

I’m Megan, author of Honey We’re Home blog.  I’m a part-time lawyer and stay-at-home mom to my beautiful 9-month old son.  My days are full of delight watching my son discover the world around him as I decorate our home that we just built.  For Turnaround Tuesdays, I’m sharing with you how I used fabric to add some drama to these bookshelves in our master bedroom. {I first heard of this when I saw Stephanie at Crea8tive Designs’ pantry}

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I started by scouring the fabric stores and found the perfect pretty floral print. *swoon*

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I decided to paint the back and sides of the bookcase a shade darker than the room to give the fabric a nice color to sit next to.  Rumor has it that after the fabric is applied, it is easily removable without damaging the walls.  If I ever tire of the fabric, the entire bookcase is already painted.

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The most challenging part of this project was cutting the fabric to the exact width and length of the walls.  I realized my bookshelves were the same height, but the one on the left was considerably wider.  I cut my fabric into one giant piece before affixing the top corners to the wall with command strips. 

Then I used Sta-Flo liquid starch and a kitchen sponge to apply the starch directly on top of my fabric, really saturating it as I went.  I used a wallpaper straightener to stretch the fabric to the end of the shelves. 

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Even though I didn’t encounter any air bubbles while applying, be sure to smooth the fabric down with the straightener because the next day I did have a few.

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Then I simply inserted the shelves back in.

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I’m still accessorizing the shelves, but here is a sneak peek.


Thanks for having me Carly, I appreciate it!

Thanks Megan for contributing! The bookshelves look so lovely. If you haven't read Megan's blog, I beg you to head over there now...I promise you won't regret it. x

PS: Interested in contributing to Turnaround Tuesday? Email me at,


Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

So nice to visit over here Carly!!

Leah said...

Wow it is amazing!!! I love her arrangement!


Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

megan always does it right!

so glad i found your blog :)

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