In my previous post, I showed a photo of the bookshelf I bought and refinished for my craft room. Once it was all painted and cured, I jazzed it up by adding some lace to the bottoms of the shelves. It was quick and easy, and here’s how I did it.
First, I chose my lace. I had this lace in my stash. It’s a sew-in lace, so it has an unfinished edge on it. If you’re going to buy lace, look for this type. Also make sure to measure your shelving to know how much you’ll need.
The first thing I did was cut the lace to the proper size to fit each shelf. I wanted the lace to hang down along the tops of the shelves, so I folded it lengthwise. I wanted just the actual lace to show, so I folded along where the lace ended and the plain seam material began. This way, the plain material would be against the bottom of the shelf, and the lace would hang down, at a 90 degree angle. Be careful ironing, as it’s tiny, so you could easily burn your fingers. If, unlike me, you have a quilting iron, then it would be much easier!
After ironing, I stuck the unfinished edge of the lace to double-sided tape.
After that, I just lined the lace up along the bottom of the shelf, and peeled the backing off the tape as I went. I didn’t take a photo of the lace itself once it was up, but here’s a pic of my much-loved, yummy shoes, sitting on one of the shelves, so you can see the lace on the bottom. Isn’t it cute?? And did I mention how much I am in love with these shoes?