Breathing new life into your bookcase
When I was putting together my daughters’ nursery almost 9 years ago, I purchased the Cameron bookcase from Pottery Barn.
|Pottery Barn Cameron 3-shelf bookcase
It held all her books, picture frames and extras. On some days it was even a dollhouse. When we moved into our new house she changed furniture to my old bedroom set from when I was little. She didn’t have the need for the bookcase anymore, so into the basement it went.
I had a table for my foyer which just wasn’t making the cut in the new foyer. The only place for the table was on the wall near the door. This meant that when the front door swung open, it would bang into the table. No big deal except the tabletop has a iron frame with a separate glass top. Not a good idea in my house!
So I shopped my house to look for an option. I wanted something there to cozy up the foyer. I brought the bookcase upstairs and it fit perfectly. No banging when the door was open whatsoever! The only problem was that it looked a little boring. There were no colorful children’s books to brighten it up. No random ceramic puppy dogs or family pictures. I put a couple of accessories on it but it still read blah.
I turned to one of my favorite things in the world, paper. It’s a graphic designer thing. I searched Joanne’s Fabrics and found some paper with a subtle pattern and even some texture. Here’s what I started out with.
Then came the fun part. Dressing it up. Not too much clutter because we do want it to show now!
The best part is that it’s not permanent. No commitment, no worry about ruining your furniture. It really changes up a piece of furniture that otherwise goes unnoticed. Your bookcase will thank you.