I inherited my dining room set from my parents. They bought it at an old antique barn in South Carolina in the 70’s.
I have loved the wood graining and the lines. Last year, I transformed the chairs and the table –
they either needed to be refinished or painted after long years of hard lovin’. I did both to the table and painted the chairs.
I am reluctant to paint the hutch. It is in very good condition, but I wanted to do something to brighten the interior.
So, I came up with this solution. I took an Elmer’s Foam Board – easily found at craft stores – measured the back wall to each shelf and cut a piece to fit within using a blade.
I chose a solid, sage green fabric to complement the fabric used in the dining room and on the dining chairs.
I used a Fiscars Rotary Blade to cut premeasured strips of cloth. I steamed each strip of cloth to remove any wrinkle. I then applied Spray Adhesive to the Foam Board aligning one edge at a time and rolling out the fabric as I went. The foam board easily slips into place and can be removed using a butter knife.
The possibilities are endless – you can use any color or pattern of fabric, wall paper, craft paper even paint to apply to Foam Board to change the background to your hutch.
I can see now that I may change these out seasonally as I change things around in other rooms.
This application could easily be used on bookcases, open hutches, desks – anything with shelves and a backwall.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
If you give this a try let me know!
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