Luck O’ the Irish

OK, so this didn’t really take much luck, but as the daughter of Peg O’Toole I always think of how nice it will look come mid-March when I decorate with green!

I purchased this piece for just over $600 at Jordan’s furniture.  And by purchased I mean I ran frantically through the store to find a sales person to sell this to me before they realized they miscalculated the price by $1,000.  I was stunned…that price for the top AND bottom?  For Real?!?  I had been eyeing this EXACT SAME piece at Pottery Barn for a mere $1,600.  I may have even left the store like this.

When I get it delivered, I’m psyched!  But I felt it needed a little pick me up!

I bought these curtain panels for $4 at The Christmas Tree Shop.  I was planning on making some throw pillows with them, but had another idea.

How cool would it look to line the back of the shelves with this?  Such a fun pop of color!  I started my measuring and cutting cardboard to fit snugly against the back of the hutch between the shelves.

After I had all three pieces cut I laid it onto the fabric.  If the fabric you chose has a pattern, you want to make sure the fabric is straight and the pattern is lining up when you cut it for the boards. (Yup, I learned the hard way)

I wrapped the fabric like a present and taped it to the cardboard.

This “pop of color” should pop right in!  No nails, glue, or tape necessary.   (Hence the use of cardboard rather than mdf, it has a little give)

Just like that it’s done!  And trust me, it was filled up quickly.  Books, photos, bowls, antiques, but I’ll save “filling the bookshelves” for another how-to post!

Happy St. Patty’s day and I hope you appreciate the green in your home today!

3 Responses to Luck O’ the Irish

  1. Carolyn March 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Love it! Happy St. Patricks Day!

    • megan March 17, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

      Thanks! You too 🙂

  2. Michelle March 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    Love that commercial! looks great.

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