When I started the cabinet makeover in my hallway that I blogged about here I realized that 6 different colored photo albums were going to need to be updated since I wanted a cleaner look to the cabinet.
I wanted to keep the pictures in the cabinet and I didn't want to buy new matching albums I decided to cover the photo albums so that they all would match and display better in the cabinet.
So I gathered the following supplies:
The paper I chose was double sided and had a fairly neutral pattern.
The paper would not completely cover the albums so I make a slip cover of sorts for some of them.
I centered the album on the 'wrong' side of the paper.
I folded up the paper on the end and side of the album.
I took the album off and completely folded up what will be the top and bottom of the album.
Then I folded what will be around the spine of the album.
I punched a hole in the two remaining corners.
Then set an eyelet in each corner.
I put cover over the album.
I strung some ribbon through the eyelets and tied a bow.
I did this on four albums that were about 15" high.
The paper only covers a portion of the album cover but it does cover all of the
spine which is what will show in the cabinet.
On another album that was a bit shorter I used some photo tape to attach the paper to the spine of the book. The paper only covered about 1/2 of the front and back covers.
Just enough was covered to help all the albums blend together.
The shelf with six mis-matched albums all covered in the same paper.
Since I started out with a dark blue, red check, pastel blue, pink, yellow and purple albums the final shelf looks pretty good to me. :)
I had all the supplies on hand so I'm thinking of this as a no cost makeover.