How to make an affordable bookcase beautiful

Making an affordable bookcase beautiful

Hey! I wanted to share this easy update to a Walmart bookcase. I have had this bookcase for years but, it is still sold at the store. I will also add links for what you will need. The current price is $27.84 on their website. Really this is a no-brainer to make an affordable bookcase beautiful.

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Second I got a roll of the self-sticking wallpaper at a Walmart store. It was sold out on the site at the time I wrote this ($26.74). Check your local store! I had been looking at another store for a more expensive brand and it was never there. I about fell out when I almost walked right past this one. Also, you will have leftover paper! Yay! another project.
 So let me start by telling you a little about the bookcase. Its only painted on the sides you will see. So the under part of the middle shelf and the top wasn’t painted on mine. The middle shelf is part of the frame. It does not move. The back is the thin cardboard stuff. If you can put the paper on before nailing the back on. It’s a little harder if you do it later. I had to work around the middle shelf.

step 1 – follow the directions to put the bookcase together. Lay out the back and wipe it off. Make sure there is nothing that would leave bumps in the paper.

step 2 – roll out the paper. The paper is not wide enough to cover the whole back. Then peel off a corner of the paper’s backing. This is so you can move the paper until it is straight. Try to get it as straight as you can. (it don’t have to be perfect) Once you have that one stuck down, you can start the second strip. I overlapped to make a seamless look. Match it up the best you can. Just peel and stick. I did run over it with a plastic wallcovering smoothing tool. To cut the paper I used a utility knife. You can use scissors or a razor blade.  Whatever works for you!   One word of caution. Put the cardboard from the box under the paper when you cut it. this will protect the flooring from your blade.

step 3 – finish following the directions and tack the back on your bookcase. Then style with your treasures!!

This was a quick and easy project. I am very happy with how it turned out. Love the way it looks now!.
Time to get back to painting the dining room. I will share that project with you soon.
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