The "That is so Much Better Bookcase"...

Posted by Christina // 19 Replies

You all know we are undergoing a major office makeover, remember this moodboard we made before we started?

We have been chugging away at turning our grellow, unorganized office into our favorite space.  It is afterall where we spend most of our time.

You may also remember that we are on a tight budget around these parts and using a work-with-whatcha-got-mmmkay attitude.

What we had was an ugly bookcase.

A bookcase that had been with me since I puttied New Kids on the Block posters on its side.  We go way back.

Then something magical happened.

Katie Bower & Sherry Petersik announced their Fall Pinterest Challenge.

This is what happened next….

I put Tim to work sanding all that NKOTB putty off and I got my seamstress on and used spray adhesive and a staple gun to upholster (and I use that term loosley) some fun fabric onto the shelves.

We wound up with a funky little number.

I am so excited to have a pretty piece of organization.

Thank goodness for blogger challenges or I would never get anything done hmmmm…

Can’t wait for the office reveal, it is finally coming together!

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19 thoughts on “The “That is so Much Better Bookcase”…

  1. junglefrog

    O I love that bookcase! I wish I could say my office space is coming together really but I guess I am too busy blogging.. lol.. No there are some other projects that need to get finished first and then the painting can start first!

    1. Christina Post author

      Haha I feel ya Simone! I finally just had to take a whole weekend and make lots of lists and force myself to get some stuff done. It’s hard to get anything done when all you want to do is blog 🙂

    1. Christina Post author

      Hi Megan! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      I am all linked up over at Homemade Ginger (great name) and I have to say I just love your blog, you just gained a follower! Can’t wait for more link parties!!!

    1. Christina Post author

      Thanks Holly!!!! Oh my gosh….your projects are amazing! I tried to comment on a couple of them, but I think something was wrong on my end with this silly company computer that I couldn’t find the submit button. Anyways, you living room couch is to DIE for and I am loving that UNO art. So creative girl 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Alyssa

    I did the same thing a few months ago to an old Ikea bookshelf. Painted it a very similar color to yours and use it to keep some craft supplies organized. I love the idea of using fabric to cover the shelves! I may have to use that idea to dress up boring shelves in the future 🙂

    1. Christina Post author

      Hey Alyssa! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Did you blog your bookcase? I would love to see it!

      The fabric on the shelves was surprisingly easy. I had seen it on the back wall of bookcases but I wasn’t sure I would see it that much all the way back there.

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    1. Christina Post author

      Ohhhhhh yea! I loved me some Dear America….and I just can’t bring myself to get rid of them haha.

      Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

  4. Danielle Ferretti in Miami

    Hi Christina ! I moseyed over here from the YHL Forum – and LOVE your bookcase make over ! I have a question – what is the bookcase made of ? Is it actual wood, or that particle board that many Ikea bookcases come in ? Just curious, cuz I heard it is a pain to paint over those non wood types of furniture…. LOVE your blog also, SO cute ! 🙂

    1. Christina Post author

      Awwww you are the best 🙂

      It is real wood, I have never tried to paint over the particle board pieces because I have heard the same thing 😉


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