Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bookcase Redone


I bought this bookcase on clearance last year, even though the color was wrong (dark green), it was too good of a deal to pass up. Afterall, that's what paint's for. Right? It was originally intended for my master bath, I thought it would be great for holding towels and toiletries. However, that's not where it ended up. It found it's place in Bailey's room. We needed somewhere to keep her ever growing collection of books, toys and whatnot. And so, with some white paint, some pretty fabric, and some pretty graphics for decoupage..... I ended up with a cute, whimsical little bookcase, whose shelves, I'm sure, will be filled with little girl treasures for a long time to come.

Here's how I did it:


First, Danny helped me assemble it. We put it all together, except for the two back panels. Then I painted the whole thing white.


Next, I found some fabric from my stash and cut it to fit the back panels. I used a spray adhesive to affix the fabric to the panels.


Here is the bookcase with the back panels in place.


Now the fun part, cutting out some really cute designs to decoupage the bookcase. The graphics I used are from Cocoa Studio on Etsy. Her digital graphics are so cute and can be used in so many different ways.


I got out the mod podge next, and placed all my pretties where I wanted them. I let them dry overnight, and then mod podged the whole thing this morning and I love it :). It's bright and cheery and it's shelves are ready to be filled.

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3 comments:

Caryn said...

Your've done a beautiful job of the bookcase. I love it.

Mrs. M said...

What a wonderful idea. You're inspiring me to try things I've never thought of! I found you from this blog:
http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-gift-guide

Debra said...

Mrs. M _ Thank you so much! It makes me so happy when something I've crafted offers inspiration to another. =)

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