But anyways, after rearranging the office to a more pleasing layout, I took another look at our bookshelf and decided that it looked a little bit tired. Should I paint it? Stain it darker? Leave it alone? (ha, that's impossible at this point!) What to do? And then I decided to go with the cheapest, easiest option, and use scrapbook paper to create more visual interest along the back of the shelf. One trip to JoAnn's, 30 pieces of paper, craft glue, and $11 later, I was ready to begin.
It took a bit longer to finish than I thought, mostly because I picked a pattern that required being matched up exactly. It would be much easier to find a design that is continuous to avoid all of the extra cutting and matching. But the finished result is a nice, refreshing update for the old bookshelf that still has a lot of life left in it. They just don't make furniture like they used to. And for $11, its hard to beat the price!
Bookshelf before...at least the bottom half of it. I dive into projects way too quickly to plan out a proper "before picture"
All the supplies
And the updated "after" bookshelf
So much more cheerful and lovely