In my last post I showed you my new DVD storage. I love, love, love it! The binders are so handy right next to the TV instead of in the dining room hutch, its almost like I thought it through, or something. :)
The easier thing to do, would've been to buy four of the gorgeous binders that Target or Staples sells, but the patterns are really not me. Do you find that to be true for you as well? When I initially went shopping for this project, I had every intention of buying a binder right off the shelf, but the prints were either too modern or had too much colors for my taste. Plan B immediately went into effect... make my own covers. This way I could choose what ever print I wanted. (French Ticking.) Today I'm sharing a quick tutorial on how I recovered them, just in case you find yourself in the same boat.
- Fabric (For 4 binders I used approx 2 yards)
- Spray Adhesive
- Book plates (Martha Stewart Line at Staples. Choose from silver or gold)
Cut the fabric to size, leaving a 1/2" to 1" to fold over all the way around.
Cut each corner so there is not a bulge when you fold over on the top and bottom of the binder.
I don't have a picture... but adhere the fabric to the front first flap. Then close the binder and adhere fabric to the spine, following with the back flap. If you adhere the fabric while the binder is open, the fabric will be too snug when you do try to close it.
It should look something like this. Yes I know my "hem" is uneven but it doesn't matter because...
The next step is to cut a piece of fabric to cover the inside and adhere it. Now it has a finished look when it opened.
Lastly, I applied the book plate. The Martha Stewart line has a self-adhesive back. I think the silver looks gorgeous with the ticking.
Pretty simple, right. Each binder costs a total of $6.50 to make. The most expensive part was the ticking fabric at $6.97/yard. So really, this project could be accomplished for less. But I think the end result is just darling!
Till next time....