More painting has been going on at the house and that lead to the inside of the closet. I looked at the shelves in there and couldn't bear to paint one more thing. I had a small piece of vinyl left over and knew covering the shelves would be much quicker than painting the shelves.
Here's how it turned out…
The open door concept makes it so easy and the bins for everything keeps all of us organized. The bottom bin on the floor holds recycled newspaper and the step stool. This concept may not work if you have small children, because we keep medications in here.
Come in and see how easy it is to cover the shelves...
I added the shelves to the closet with old wood planks from the basement. They were in rough shape, but didn't want to spend money on wood.
The vinyl is from Walmart. It comes in lots of patterns. Here is another pattern that I covered my sewing desk with. Click HERE for the tutorial on the desk!
Ok, back to the shelves. I only had a small piece of vinyl left so I had to conserve.
I cut the vinyl to have just enough to cover the edge of the shelf and have about an inch to staple on the back.
Fold edge over to the back.
Then use staple gun to attach.
Staple along all the sides and then wrap the end cap like a package and staple again.
Here is the back of all the shelves except the top shelf. I covered the top shelf completely on the back, because you can sees the bottom when the shelf is in the closet.
This is so much faster than painting!!
Stapled all five shelves in about 10 minutes.
So much better than the raw wood I had in there before.
The vinyl is perfect for sliding the boxes in and out too.
If you're wondering what we keep in here…it's pretty much everything from Advil to matches, bandages to cough drops. If you need it…it's in those bins and everyone knows where to find it.
Again, please don't keep medication on lower shelves if you have children in the home.
I hope this tutorial for covering shelves will be helpful for you too!!
Have a great day,