Since I painted the new TV stand white, I wanted it to match other things in the room, so I decided to paint our bookcase white also!! I had just enough paint to do it too!! But let me tell you something, i am DONE painting things for a VERY long time!! :) It is a lot of work!! The bookcase was easy enough, but I'm too impatient to wait in between coats. I'm an instant gratification kind of girl :) Anywho, here is the before and after picture!!
Doesn't it look better?? I took a lot of things out because it was WAY crowded.. I went to Hobby Lobby armed with my 40% off coupon and found this cute fabric:
Before I started, I had envisoned something more colorful, but I decided to keep it safe so I wouldn't alarm Alax with my decision :) I figured I could add some fun colorful accents if I wanted to later!
Then I went to the dollar tree and bought three foam boards. I cut them to fit the back of all three sections and taped the fabric onto them. Then I just pushed the board up onto the back of the bookcase! Does that make sense?? The boards were a really tight fit, so I didn't even secure them to the back..They're just hanging out back there, which will make it really easy to take out if I wanted to change up the fabric one day!
Here it is with nothing in it
and a close up to see the back a little better!
I'm happy with the way it turned out, and I have enough extra fabric to make some cute pillows for the couch too :) I think I'll make those tonight after the little one goes to bed. Stay tuned ;)
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