This little bookshelf sits in my living room.
A lover of books, I like having the classics nearby even if I only manage a once-yearly trek through the beauty of Jane Austen.
But this bookshelf wasn’t doing it for me.
It’s a low, dark shadowy spot in an otherwise colorful and lifting room.
NOW, please prepare yourself for the easiest, quickest and cheapest bookshelf transformation of all time.
Do you remember how we used to cover our textbooks in grade school? Well I found some paper and some fabric in the colors of my living room (navy, yellow and gray) and just wrapped the books, holding them secure on the inside flaps with painter’s tape which won’t ruin the books if I ever remove it.
I left the Austen and Grimm’s books uncovered. One, because they’re navy blue and match the color scheme. Two, because this is a house of children (fairy tales) and the aforementioned lover of Jane Austen.
The yellow and white stripes are single sheets of specialty paper from A.C.Moore and the blue/white quartrefoil was remnant fabric for $4 a yard at JoAnn’s that I’d bought for another project.
These little gourds echo the white/yellow striping.
Well, it was SO cheap and SO easy that I couldn’t just stop there. I wrapped a few more books in the entryway…
It adds a nice punch of color and pattern for, oh, pocket change…