Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Floral Bookcase Backing

 Chintz floral fabric is wrapped over foam core
 to line the back of my living room bookcases.
 Remember these delicious draperies I found on my antique hunt darling?
(Using Martyns's accent from Million Dollar Decorators here)
None other than the Prince of Chintz, Mario Buatta, designed this fabric!
I hung them up as draperies, but since I only had one pair, they didn't quite work~
so my mind went back to the 
beautiful bookcases in the living room of Annette Tatum.
I just love this romantic living room decor.
Just like that, the scissors came out 
and the fabric was cut.
I wrapped the precious fabric around the foam core board and 
secured it with a fancy duct tape that Mr. MD had bought recently. 
I prayed I would love it...and stepped back to have a look.
Yes, I think I do like it, but I have to finish the entire bookcase to be sure.
Of course the store only had one piece of foam core, 
so I will be getting more tomorrow somewhere else.
That is when I can put all the new (old) things together~like this pretty mirror.
Its lines are more interesting than the old oval one that was there.
Can you believe my french phone works? 
Well almost! It has a dial tone, you can call people, and it rings!
I can hear who is calling, 
but no one can hear me! Ha! 
Well, we have a retired phone company friend who
will be able to cure that issue hopefully. 
I love looking at that phone, it makes me feel so fancy!
Today  I will be busy making more fabric panels for my book case.
And maybe one giant delicious pillow for the sofa too!
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  1. I really like the fabric in your bookcase. I'm anxious to see it all done! Your blog is so incredibly inspirational!! I love it!

  2. Amy, your posts never disappoint....what a beautiful touch to the bookcase....xo, Mariaelena

  3. Wow Amy, that is a great idea! I love how it's looking.
    Can't wait to see it all completed.


  4. Amy ~ That is such a great idea and it looks just beautiful ~

  5. What a great look. I can't believe that a store would run out of foam core board. It's such a staple. Can't wait to see it all complete!

  6. It really is a beautiful fabric, Amy! I think the bookcases are going to look great with it going by what you've shown so far.

  7. Love that idea and I'm off to copy it today!

  8. Great idea for only one panel of drapes. Looks great! I almost bought a pair of floral barkcloth drapes this spring at a garage sale, but I didn't and I could just kick myself!~Hugs, Patti

  9. Amy, that looks great. Can't wait to see it all finished.

  10. Amy it looks amazing and just like your inspiration photo. You will love it when its done. Can't wait for the photos.

  11. Good grief, that fabric is gorgeous. It's just pure plain wonderful. I've always loved chintz, there's just something good about it. And, the phone is crazy fun and sooooo fancy.
    I can't wait to see the shelves all done!


  12. Amy, I love the fabric and it looks amazing on the bookcase, I can't wait to see it all finished... you really inspire me with your ideas.

  13. Wow is right!
    What a beautiful job!
    I wish I could be that talented!

  14. Hi Amy! Oh, your bookcases look wonderful and what beautiful fabric.
    I did this to our wall units in the den, but I didn't have fabric as pretty as yours.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. Hi Amy! The fabric looks beautiful in the book case! I think it's going to look stunning once all finished!
    Wow, what a pretty French phone!
    Have a wonderful day!
    hugs, Cheryl

  16. I love this, Amy!! You have such a great eye for detail. This fabric is so pretty. I can't wait to see it all finished!


  17. Amy ~ I just LOVE your bookcase! I can't tell you how many times I've looked at Annette Tatum's gorgeous! And your phone...I just adore those! I have passed up quite a few of them to find the perfect one...I'm still looking. Yours is divine!!! ~Stacy~ xo

  18. What a beautiful idea! LOVE the drape/fabric and so smart to wrap the foamcore with it!

  19. Amy, I knew when you bought that beautiful chintz drapery that you would come up with something fabulous. You've done it. I can't wait to see them finished. I love, love, love it!

  20. I think it looks fabulous!! I love it! Such gorgeous fabric!

    Lou Cinda

  21. I like the look of it with just the one foam board covered. So pretty!


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