Easy $5 Bookshelf Update

We have had this Ikea Billy Bookcase for a couple of years:

I have been wanting for a little while to do something to add some oomph to it.  I was inspired by bookcases shown here and here, where the back of the bookcase is painted a pale blue.  But the whole painting scenerio seemed a little too much for us.

Instead, I went to my favorite store.  Not second favorite or anything.  Paper Source is the real deal.  It is amazing.  It is really hard to go there and not spend tons of money.  I managed to go in last week and just buy a few things, one of which was this $5 roll of pale blue wrapping paper.  The best thing about Paper Source is the quality of all their paper.  Even their wrapping paper is thick and so nice.

Add about 15 minutes of removing books etc, hanging paper and re-filling the bookcase and now we have this:

Can I just say that I really LOVE how it turned out?  (Also of note are my new owl bookends that Andrea got me for my birthday, they are perfect!  I really love the burst of color.  It is a pretty drastic difference from the all black.  I think it is my favorite thing I have done to decorate our little place so far, especially when you think how how quick and inexpensive it was.

(Also making an appearance is our new coffee table!  Mostly only my Mom will care about that, but isn’t it pretty? It’s this one from Cost Plus.  We’ve been waiting for a while and finally got it.  Now we are making great use of our coasters too. )

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One Response

  1. I love how the bookcase turned out and was glad to get a glimpse of the coffee table too. Yay!

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