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DIY Homemade Shelf

A couple of months ago I blogged about installing my own chandelier and butting up a mirror in my entrance way (see here ).  It seemed as though something was still lacking.  The space is kind of small so a table was out of the question, so I decided to make a charming shelf.  What you will need:  remnint of plywood according you your measurements,  a piece of fabric that is cut to fit the wood with an inch on all sides of overhang, liquid starch, bucket, and brackets.

To start this project you are going to take your measured fabric and submerge it in a bucket of starch.  The starch may shrink the fabric a tad, but that is why you cut extra fabric.  The fabric is then applied to the wood making sure to press out any air bubbles.  The starch will act as a glue, to seal off the ends fold as a package and allow to dry.  

To install the shelf I selected some brackets from anthropologie, measured and made sure they were level then screwed in with screws.  I placed the bored on top and the rest is history!

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