Thursday, July 24, 2008

Book 'Em!

I'm still up to my DIY ways! This time I focused my attention to our cheapie MDF Wal-Mart bookshelves. I've been wanting to spruce up the back of them for awhile and was inspired by none other than the DIY magazine {I'll spare you the pic...hehe} and a friend over at DecorPad who has a gorgeous office with white shelving and pops of pink in the back.

This is the book shelf before the paper, although you can see where I propped the paper up to see if I'd like it.

Our office is mainly black, white, and grey, but as time has gone on I've added green and pink accents to it. This time I decided to add green scrapbook paper to foam board that I measured to fit the back of each shelve. This way, if I get tired of it, it's not as permanent as paint or wallpaper. The green is showing up quite bright in my pics, but it is more subdued in real life. I think it's my flash and camera {still wishing for the gorgeous DSLR!}.

Oh, and I also decided to make book covers for my books and write the titles in black. Did you notice the change from the first pic to the one directly above? I don't how long it's been since I was making book covers! I saw this idea in a magazine awhile back, but for the life of me I can't remember where.

Here's a better close-up pic for the full effect!

I still have to paper David's shelf, but I'm taking a break because it involves a lot of measuring and gluing and cutting---and well, you get the picture!

10 comments:

Mrs. Limestone said...

Well you already know Im a big fan of this since I did it myself.

Is there pattern on that paper or it is all over green?

The Juggling Francophile said...

What a neat idea! It looks great, Joi!

Mawmaw said...

Very good it looks good and you did a great job. Love you much Maw Maw

Carly said...

I love it! Such a nice pop of color. And I LOVE the bookcovers. Such a simple, yet brilliant idea!

G+D said...

Love the green--it looks great!

Freckles Chick said...

Girl, this is such a great idea to add color! As you know, we have a gray office, too, and this makes me want to add fun pops of color to it.

I love how it turned out!!

Michael said...

Love this idea...was thinking of doing something similar in my entertainment center. I just may try it now.

suzie said...

Gorgeous! I love the green and pink!

thestamfordwife said...

LOVE it.

jsanck15 said...

The bookcovers are awesome!

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