A plain white bookcase takes on new life when decked out in graphic paper! Turn a plain white bookcase into a stunner with a few simple supplies and some great craft paper....
In Five Easy Steps!!
Supplies Needed for Bookshelf Redo
Bookshelf (mine was white laminiate, approximately 4 feet x 2.5 feet with four shelves)
Eight to Ten pieces of scrapbooking paper (or a roll of thick, high-quality wrapping paper) in the design of your choice (I used 12x12-inch sheets of paper from the scrapbooking shelves at Michael's) Be sure to take measurements before you go shopping for paper to make sure you buy enough
Pencil, Measuring Tape or Ruler, and Scotch Tape
Paper Cutter or Scissors
Elmer's Multi-purpose Spray Adhesive (found at most any craft supply or discount store)
Start by laying bookshelf on its back on the floor or on a sturdy work surface. Remove shelves and hardware. Clean and dry throughly.
Using measuring tape or ruler, measure paper to fit width of bookcase, measuring carefully to insure a snug fit so that there are no visible cracks. If you are using a roll, roll out to the measured length and width, being careful to make sure design (if there is one) is straight
Carefully, with steady, even sweeps, spray wrong side of paper with the Elmer's adhesive (following manufacturer's directions for the type of permanency you want; I opted for semi-permanent, as I might want to change the paper in the future!). Work from upper left corner, going across to right, smoothing with hand to make sure the paper is wrinkle-free. Work row by row until you reach the bottom, trimming the bottom row if there is paper left. Replace shelving hardware and shelves.