Bookcases and shelving units sell well in my booth and if I add a back to them they sell even better....And if I do something special to that back....Well, they sell even BETTER!
This time I decided to add fabric dipped in starch
I took this very average thrift store shelf
And a favorite Mary Rose fabric dunked in starch...A full "Fabric and Starch" tutorial post is HERE and should answer all of your questions.
I laid the fabric soaked in starch over a board I cut to fit the back of the shelf. When the fabric dried I used my brad nailer and attached the board to the shelf
While I was on a fabric and starch roll I did this shelf too
I loved the yellow color, so I dug out some yellow floral fabric, then cut the backboard out of a thin board I had laying around
Dipped the fabric in starch and let it dry on the board
Then with Billie's help (She's actually no help at all, but when you're that cute you don't need any skills) I brad nailed it to the back of the book shelf
This was a really easy way to dress up the shelves
Both are headed to my booth at Orange Tree, I haven't decided what to charge....
......But, whatever I decide it will be more than I would have charged before I gave them a backbone!