Saturday, May 22, 2010

Even a caveman could do it

I don't know about you, but i am always tweaking and trying to make little improvements here and there in my home.  I'm pretty happy with my living room which, believe me, has been tweaked to death in the last 3 years, though i might have one small change coming up.  Aside from that, there has been one thing that bothers me and i could see no solution in sight.



Those open shelves.  Hate them.  I can't really fit baskets in there, plus i think baskets would give this room too much of a beachy vibe, and then where would i store my rip roarin fun games?




Enter scrapbook paper to the rescue!  I was all ready to mod podge these puppies up, but you know what, i just worked all day.  On Saturday.  No need to glue or mod podge, when one has tape!  What an even simpler solution!  So easy in fact...a caveman could do it!


I don't know about you, but i find this much less distracting. 





Close up of the paper, which i realize can easily be substituted for gift wrap or wallpaper.  i might upgrade to wrapping paper and just do the whole lid.  I probably should have done that to begin with.  Whoops!

I'm linking this incredibly difficult and time consuming project to a whole slew of parties, cuz it's pretty kickass.  and cheap.  and easy. 

Sun-sunday showcase @under the table and dreaming, shop the house sunday @finesse your nest
Mon-Met Monday at BNOTP, It's so very cheri, Made the World Cuter Mondays, DIY showoff, Keeping it Simple
tues-DIY day ASPTL, Toot your horn tuesdays, Get your craft on @ Today's creative blog
weds-women who do it all, room to inspire, my backyard eden, whatever works @someday crafts, penny pinching party, blue cricket designs
thurs- creative cats, transformation thurs @shabby chic cottage, HoH
Fri-Finding Fabulous, the inspired room, fingerprints on the fridge, tidymoms, favorite things fri, my romantic home, flaunt it fri @chic on a shoestring.


13 comments:

Christy B said...

Oh my...you're a cheap-_ _ _ genious!! Love it..(-;

Mod Podge Amy said...

How cute! Turned out great!

GrannySue said...

Brilliant. I would never have thought of it. I am with you on the open shelves but what can you do with the crud that goes with the TV these days. Love this idea!!!

Christy B said...

8 is GREAT!! So glad you climbed aboard~~

Alyssa said...

So smart!

Kaysi said...

What a great idea!!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Oh my, that IS cheap and easy and it looks so much better! BTW, LOVE the hugging kissing stone couple on the right. That IS what I'm seeing, isn't it? Cute!

Stephanie Lynn said...

What a clever and creative idea! Looks great! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very clever and it accomplishes what you wanted to do. Love the easiness factor!

Lauren said...

Love that idea!! :)

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

What a good idea! I wouldn't mind covering up my husband's xbox, hehe :)

Rachelle said...

What a great idea! It is less distracting, and so pretty!

Room to Inspire said...

Ah, a very cleaver idea - I wonder where else in the house I could do this? Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired last week!

Chelsea