How to easily transform an ugly thrift store bookshelf with wrapping paper!
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I got a booth at a local antique mall, and purchased this bookcase from my local thrift store in a rush to have something to place items on, but it was only $8! The bookcase itself was sturdy and smooth, but at the back of each of the shelves, it was yellowed – this is where our story begins!
My inspiration comes from The Boondocks Blog who actually uses wrapping paper (and paint) to upcycle a bookcase.
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Let’s Transform an Ugly Bookshelf with Wrapping Paper!
One more look at the bookcase! I did think about painting it, but because I’ve never painted furniture before, the idea intimidates me, and I started dragging my feet. Being that I needed this right away, I couldn’t drag my feet, so I turned to the wrapping paper.
The paper was actually perfect because it was about the same size – it is a premium paper I purchased one year for Christmas. The paper is on the roll with the stripes horizontally so I just had to cut it to the length that I needed.
I did fold the edges so the actual edge would not be visible on the bookcase – just something my mom always taught me to do when wrapping gifts.
I went with a very easy method for adhering – tape. That’s right! I just rolled a few pieces of tape up, and placed them along the outside of the back panel.
Here is a close up.
And here is my finished bookcase. Easy peasy!
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