I had seen on Pinterest about how you can stencil your bookcase, paint a bookcase, but I liked the idea of putting fabric on the removable boards a lot better. My bookcases are the cheap ones from Wal-Mart, and to be honest it's a miracle this thing hasn't collapsed yet so taking off the backing was a no-no. Plus it didn't hurt that the fabric I liked was on a super cheap clearance.
. : Before : .
When I said I had been ignoring my house, I wasn't exactly lying. Just look how bare that is!
. : Middle : .
. : After : .
I didn't bother doing the bottom shelf due to my records being there, but I'm kinda giddy that it's building up nicely :)
Things I learned during this project:
a. I still cannot cut a straight line
b. I need to hit up some flea markets to find neat stuff to add onto my bookcase
c. Always put newspaper down when working on the coffee table.