That’s right I said shower curtain. I have been looking to update and re-cover our two side boxes in our living room and two pillows that have gotten torn from over washing (see the acid reflux diaries). I hadn’t had a lot of luck finding fabric, so I then began searching other places. I found a lovely fabric shower curtain at Target (it was on-sale the week I bought it), and it was enough fabric to re-cover the tops of both side boxes, and two pillows with some left-over. I haven’t sewn the pillows yet, but I wanted to share the finished side boxes:
And here is a closer look at the fabric:
Now you are probably wondering how I did this, and I’m going to tell you I didn’t follow any sort of tutorial. Here is what I did:
I first unscrewed the top of the box and made note of where the hinges would have to be replaced.
I measured the fabric so it would fold over the edges of each box top and then tuck under a lining that is on the inside of the box top so it wouldn’t show.
Then I cut it to fit, and folded it like a gift wrapped package, tucking the fabric under that lining inside.
I also checked first to make sure the fabric was going in the right direction.
I then used a staple gun to hold the fabric in place, and staple gunned about every inch (making sure the fabric was taught and not wrinkled on the front). I made sure to not staple over where the hinges would have to be replaced.
I then drilled thin holes where the hinges would be re-placed (where the screw holes were), then re-placed the hinges and screws. Then I re-screwed the box top back on the box.
Of course this is my “I jump into craft projects without much guidance” method. Which means it’s not foolproof…I usually just do things like this figuring it out as I go. For a more step by step guide, I’m sure there are probably some great tutorials on-line for re-covering box tops if you are interested in trying it yourself!