$6 Scotchgard Fabric and Upholstery Protector, Fabric Protector Spray, Fabric Upholstery Protector, Scotchgard Protector... I USE THIS ON EVERYTHING... I put it on all my canvas totes, tablecloths that I use for candy buffets, shoes, furniture, pillows... I am obsessed with using it!
Walmart: Scotchgard Fabric And Upholstery Protector, 10 oz
Brush a water-based polyurethane on to your fabric. Make sure it's water-based so that your fabric doesn't yellow! This will seal your fabric and protect it from water. You'll also be able to wipe the mat down should anything spill on it (let's be honest, I wish I could poly every surface in my house for this reason). I did 3 coats of poly, letting it dry completely in between coats.
The floral inlay, frosted green body, shabby white knobs, and twine wrapped feet make me picture this in a vintagey sweet cottage or Granny's house! The dark stain modernizes it just enough! Modern Vintage
Love this idea! Wrap fabric around cardboard and place into shelf instead of painting inside. You can change out as much as you want to.. Good tip if you don't want to paint or if you want to change the look of the shelves with seasons..