Today I want to share a bookcase makeover completed by my older sister and I. AKA: I did all the dirty work and she got to do the fun parts!
This is the lovely bookshelf. It was sitting in our living room in all its laminate glory when my sister decided she needed something to hold her DVD's.
You can see here that we had used it in a garage sale, so it had some sticker residue. No problem though. It came off easily with some goof off that my dad gave me. He uses it to clean grease off of metal parts at work so it's pretty strong.
I filled in all the screw holes and imperfections. Then hired a studly man to sand it all down for me ;)
Now let's skip forward a few steps. I primed it. My sister painted it. Then she got to work spiffing it up a little more. She wanted to line the back with pretty fabric, but didn't want it to be permanent. So she cut a template out of poster board.
She made sure it fit snugly.
And then simply taped the fabric to the poster board. That way, if she ever wants to change it, she can and she still would be able to use the fabric for something else.
She picked a really pretty gray fabric with cute little pictures and french words.
She decided she wanted a shelf where she could put her exercise DVD's and weights where they would be out of sight. So she used tension rods and sewed cute little curtains that she could slide open and shut.
|So cute. I'm jealous.|