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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Five minute bookcase update...

This project  is so quick and easy that it seriously took me five minutes.  I know because that's about how much time I had before I needed to head out to pick my son up from preschool. 

I have this bookcase that is next to our front door in the living room.  When I organized a space for the kids toys in the basement I moved all their books from the living room bookcase to the basement one.  This left me with a clean slate for the shelves on the living room bookcase.  I filled them with two wire baskets (HomeGoods), a wooden crate (HomeGoods) and of course a few of my favorite Reader's Digest books.

Here's what the bookcase looked like after the books were cleared out and replaced with the baskets.


I really liked the wire baskets, but they were lost in the black background.  To solve that problem I used leftover fabric and covered a piece of cardboard.  I then slipped it behind the baskets to bring in some color.




The quick update was fine for awhile, but since I have so much of the green chevron fabric leftover I have used it a lot in the house.  It was time for an update and to bring in something new.  On one of my many trips to HomeGoods (seriously, I should work there) I picked up a few rolls of wrapping paper.  If anyone is in need of fun wrapping paper definitely check out Hobby Lobby and HomeGoods.

I unscrewed millions of little screws to remove the back panel.  Okay, maybe it was only about twenty, but it felt like a million.  Thankfully, I had a drill that helped cut down my time and saved my wrist.  Once the back panel was off I just covered it with the wrapping paper and then screwed the twenty some screws back on.


Just pretend you don't see the cord!

Such a fun pop of color and I love the design!  I have one other project in mind using this wrapping paper so this will not be the last time you see it being used. 


So which one do you like better? 
  


2 comments:

  1. love the wrapping paper! Such a great idea, I'd love to try it in my office. How did you attach the wrapping paper? Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Megan! I took the back cardboard panel off then just wrapped the wrapping paper around the cardboard and taped it on the back. I attached the cardboard backing with the original screws. I hope that helps!

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