Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bookcase Makeover!!!

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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  1. You slay me! Are you for hire? LOVE the bookshelf!

  2. That is totally awesome! I'm going to do this too! So, you just used 1/4 inch foam board? That's genius :)

  3. Another Awesome project! You have been on a roll! I wish we could have found that same fabric at our Hobby Lobby. Celisse wants me to make her a fabric rug and wanted something similar to what you used for the bookcase. We ended up ordering a different print from a home decorating store. I will post it when I get it done, but don't hold your breath! Can't wait to see what you do next!

  4. Awesome bookshelf! Awesome books! Did I try to enlarge it so I could read all your book titles? Ummmm...yes.