I found 1 pattern of fabric I really liked in 3 different colors, all 30% off from Hobby Lobby, heyo! From there I cut a piece of cardboard for a template, then cut my material. I did some pinteresting & googling to try and find a good solution of how to get the fabric to stay attached to painted wood.
The best answer I could find was adhesive spray. I picked up Elmer's Spray Glue. I figured the brand and I had a connection since I ate it as a toddler, so I gave it a shot.
If I were to do this project again, I'd probably do scrapbook paper and adhere it with a staple gun. For some reason I thought fabric would be easier? Silly me.
So after spraying, cutting, spraying, reworking, spraying again, I finally got it set. It took approximately 1 day to get the gunk off my finger tips- but small price to pay. I did also add tacks to all 4 corners of every shelf just to make sure the fabric stayed in place.
While the glue left some marks- I figured, it'll be covered up mostly by books anyways? Again, definitely trying scrapbook paper next time.
$6 of Fabric (3 yards $2 ea)
$0 Paint- already had
$5 Elmer's Glue Adhesive
Under $20 and it's stinkin CUTE right?
Now it's time to begin the search for the perfect book ends!