$5 Idea to Spice Up a Bookcase

August 13, 2013

Styled Bookcase with new bookcase backing for $5

This post is brought to you by Apartments.com. All opinions are 100% mine. As much as I enjoy tackling and sharing intricate and detailed DIY projects, I also like super easy, quick-to-do, and cheap inexpensive makeovers. This simple redo that I'm about to show you is the later of the two, but the outcome is truly sensational + uber affordable. Check out my simple way of spicing up a bookcase. What did I use? $5 Contact paper from Homegoods! Hello Gorgeousness... As an Brand Influencer for Apartments.com, each month I'm put to the task of sharing useful, affordable, and … [Read more...]

Styling a Bookcase

August 14, 2012


I've mentioned here and there that I've been working on revamping my faux-stained laminate bookcases, and I can officially say they are done & styled. Take a look... I LOVE a well-styled bookcase!  A good mix of books, accessories, and personal momentos really brings life and character to a bookcase. When we moved into our home a couple years ago, I was in a wood-tone state-of-mind, and chose these laminate shelves from Walmart for $99/each.  They are not at all of great quality, but at the time they fit the bill. before pictures... Since then, I've started … [Read more...]

How To Achieve a Well Styled Bookcase

February 24, 2012


There is truly nothing like a well styled bookcase filled with books, accessories, collectibles, and photos that add warmth, intrigue, and uniqueness to a space.  I've been doing some styling lately for a few clients, and it's been so enjoyable to start with a blank slate and build from the ground up by adding different elements and layers to create an engaging and interesting composition. Whether built-in or freestanding, bookshelves can represent and showcase you and your families passions, interests, and hobbies.  They can make a bare wall go from blah-to-beautiful and make an overall … [Read more...]