Thursday, August 12, 2010

~Spruced up Bookcase~






You can "Spruce Up" any bookcase! For this one, I just painted the cardboard back a turquoise blue, then stenciled a "damask" pattern in a white and nailed the back on. Easy peasy!
I would love to do another one with a toile fabric added to the back. I have never done this, but I heard it was very easy!

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28 comments:

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I love this. I could see a "lacy" stenciled back.

-Danielle

Linda said...

This turned out wonderfully, and I love the look of the stencil!

Jenglamgirl said...

Gorgeous, love it, way to go! Jen

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That is beautiful. I think I could even do that. ~~Sherry~~

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That is beautiful. I think I could even do that. ~~Sherry~~

Wendy said...

It looks Great. You did an excellent job. It's Beautiful
***Wendy from Wonderland

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous. I really love the way it turned out. The color and pattern is so pretty.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments. It's wonderful to "meet" you!

Now I'm off to explore more of your blog. I am enjoying it!

xo,
Kathleen

Natasha said...

That is a fabulous idea! The toile fabric will look sensational-can't wait to see!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Crystal said...

I can't believe it's a stencil....I thought you used wall paper! It looks wonderful!

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Love it!

agypsyangel said...

BEAUTIFUL. I may try this. Have a wonderful day,
Kim

Cecily said...

Very nice makeover. Looks fantastic!

Denise Marie said...

great job. I need to do this with rubber stamps, stencils and/or fabric.

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Wow, that turned out just great! You did a wonderful job!

June said...

dreamy collection!

Mary said...

Oh my goodness, Ms. Bingle, that is gorgeous! You did a smashing job. You can come to my house and do that for my IKEA bookshelf, if you'd like :)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a great idea! Love the touch of turquoise! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

The Autocrat: Haley said...

The blue looks wonderful! Great job!

Van said...

Fun idea, it really dressed up the book shelf! I can't wait to give some book shelves at home a simular treatment

Biljana said...

It looks so cute and pretty, bravo:))
Hugs, Biljana

Haupi said...

Wow- Look what a little stenciling and paint can do. This looks like an expensive piece of furniture with all your antique cups and silver pieces on its shelves. Terrific job!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is adorable--I bet you're so excited! Wow, you take on some amazing projects--you go girl! I love it all!
Hugs,
Cindy
xox

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Beautiful ~ Now that's a Terrific Transformation.....

shidaAR said...

It`s so beautiful Jen.Brialliant ideas!

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Donna said...

This is just gorgeous! I thought for sure that it was wallpaper. Even more impressive knowing that you stenciled it! I have used toile to back a little curio cabinet, I just used some spray mount adhesive to adhere it. It would look fabulous to add to a bookcase as well!

mo said...

What a great joy you did! You make it look "easy peasy". I love the last picture with all of the vintage shiny colors in the glass jar. *hugs*

Bernadette Merikle said...

I have some GORGEOUS vintage wallpaper that I think I will use either on my bookcases (perhaps) or on some smaller pieces I have to line the backs. I've been hoarding it and it is time to get it out and display it without having to paper an actual wall.

We'll see how it goes. hope it is as beautiful as your's turned out.

Bernadette
www.b3homedesigns.blogspot.com

Ginger said...

An easy but effective change! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!