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Monday, May 4, 2015

10 Minute Planked Bookcase Update


Hey friends,  I hope you had a great weekend!  We spent ours planting flowers, mulching and getting our garden ready for planting.  Thank goodness I have a very eager 4 year old who loves to dig in dirt and help any chance he can get.  I have to say though, even with his help my husband and I are totally beat today.  There's nothing like grunt labor to make you realize how out of shape you are.  #sadbuttrue

Since sharing a garden full of dirt and a few plants isn't very exciting, I thought I would share a quick an easy update that I made to an old bookcase.
10 minute planked bookcase update
You may recall that I bought our mudroom flooring MONTHS ago with the plan of installing it soon after.  Well, here we are months later and it's still sitting in boxes just waiting to be installed.  We have had issue after issue with our final inspection, so until everything is cleared the floor will remain unfinished.  In the mean time, I decided to take a few of the vinyl planks to update a plain and boring bookcase.

These planks are perfect for quick projects since they are peel and stick and super easy to cut with a quick swipe of a razor blade.  The entire project only took 3 pieces of flooring, which ends up being about $6.00.  I bought 6 boxes for our mudroom, but you can also buy them individually making this project quick, easy and super affordable!
Planks for bookcase update
I began by removing the back of the bookcase then measured and cut the planks,

peeled off the back,
  stuck them to the original bookcase backing then reinstalled it onto the bookcase. That's it. 
Updating a bookcase with Vinyl planks
 I love that it ties in with the console table as well as adds a bit of a rustic element to the room.
10 minute planked bookcase update
I also swapped out a few decor pieces by shopping the house.  I snatched the mirror from the mudroom (HomeGoods),  the number 4 from the basement (HomeGoods Clearance), the rustic metal vase from the closet (friends wedding) and the vintage wood box from my moms house.  In case you are wondering, I have two of these wood boxes and the other one is still on the dining room table.10 minute planked bookcase update

10 minute planked bookcase update

10 minute planked bookcase update

10 minute planked bookcase update

10 minute planked bookcase update
I love how this space is coming together and smile every time I walk past.  Now, if only we could do something about those dated 70's orange hardwood floors!

Sharing over at Thrifty D├ęcor Chick.


12 comments:

  1. This is BRILLIANT Katie!!! And so easy! LOVE how it turned out!!!

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    1. Thanks Kristi! It's crazy how easy and cheap this little bookcase was to update.

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  2. That is a genius idea! I am working on a bookcase and am debating on leaving the inside back white. But, after seeing this, I may check out some vinyl planks at HD. Great work and I love how your styled the bookcase! :)

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    1. Aww, thank you! There are so many quick and easy ways to update the back of a bookcase, so I say do something fun and don't leave it white!

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  3. Love this! May I ask where the flooring came from, brand and color please?

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    1. Here is a link to a floor that looks just like ours (it may even be the exact floor, but I'm not 100% sure) http://www.lowes.com/pd_146782-31205-PSWD7466C___?productId=50141951&pl=1&Ntt=vinyl+planks

      I hope that helps!

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  4. This is such a great idea! I would never have thought of it!! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. That looks SO good and it's amazing how something so easy can turn out so professional looking! Fantastic job :) Where did you get the peel 'n' stick floor planks? I'd love to try a similar project!

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    1. Thanks my friend! I believe the floor was from Lowe's (see previous comment for link), but I'm not 100% sure. I also used a few planks to make a photo backdrop, which has worked out well. You would do great things with it!

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  6. What a great idea! I feel like sometimes the back on bookshelves are pretty flimsy too, so this would also help to reinforce it. I also like the look of the books in the wire baskets on the bottom.

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  7. Love the Nostalgic-Industrial look! The rustic style wine box on the first shelf gave the piece a nice wine-themed accent.

    If your looking for original wine boxes or crates to add a wine-themed touch to your own decorative project visit Winepine - www.winepine.com

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