I have a bookshelf right at the top of the entryway stairs. Our home is a split level home. So when you walk in the front door you see the bookshelf. It is a perfect fit for this short wall. This is a very well made bookshelf that I had made in Sugar Creek Ohio several years ago, in the Amish Country. But it is starting to show its age. I don’t want to paint this very nice wood, but I wanted to do something to spice it up a bit. I started pondering putting something on the backs of the shelves, but really hadn’t seriously looked around for what I wanted to use. Until a couple of weeks ago, I came across the perfect thing at Target, in the $1 aisle of all places! I always peruse that section when I walk in the door. I found the cutest wrapping paper and just new it was perfect to back my shelves with! So I bought two rolls and some double sided tape. So for around $5 I gave my bookshelves a cheap and easy update!
Here are the supplies I used.
Here is a before version of the shelves. This was right after I took down my Christmas decorations and before I had done much with them. BORING!
Here are a couple close up versions, after I had styled it a bit. I keep most of my snowmen out until the end of February. Notice my Print leaning against the wall on top of the shelves. You can read more about how I made this piece by clicking here.
This was a very easy project. I simply used a measuring tape to measure each opening, and cut the paper to match. The paper was very easy to cut because of the repeating pattern. Then I just stuck it directly to the wood with tiny pieces of tape. Yes, I could have taped the paper to a piece of cardboard and just stuck it in there, but I just didn’t feel like doing that. I want to get his project done quickly. Hopefully I am not damaging the wood too much, but if so, I will deal with that when the time comes. Here is one of the shelves finished. I am in love with it!
I bought that frame on the left at a 70% off after Christmas sale at Kohl’s, the other one is ancient.
That canvas leaning at the back of this shelf is a photo I took myself that I had put onto a canvas years ago. Look how small the kids were!
I believe this square bowl was purchased at TJ Maxx, and the white faux coral was another 70% off item from Kohls.
I have had the black wire basket for years, and the filler is a combo of things that I probably bought at Walmart or Target.
I decluttered the books a bit and moved most of them into Mr. 5 year olds room The green apple was purchased many years ago in a shop in Hilton Head Island. You can see some of the wear and tear on the bottom of the shelves in this picture. I need to do something about that.
And here is the finished product! I am super happy with it! And I can easily change it up when I get tired of it.
This simple little change made my entryway seem so much more inviting. I have a lot in store for my little entry way when the weather breaks. Can’t wait to show you!
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