My son’s closet is kind of ridiculously large for a four-year-old, so I’m working on giving him a cozy reading nook in there where he can have quiet time and enjoy his favorite reads. The bookcase I bought had no detail, and definitely wasn’t inviting to say the least. I’ve seen a ton of inspiration on Pinterest for pallet wood backed bookcases, and I love them – but didn’t want to put the time and energy into making one!
The other day when I was cruising the aisles of Hobby Lobby I saw a huge roll of wood-look paper … and inspiration hit. I knew this paper would work well for my bookcase dreams. So, I bought it and a can of spray adhesive and ran home to get working. This is a super simple project that only took me about 5 minutes.
1. To start, remove the cardboard backing on your bookcase.
2. Lay the cardboard down onto your unrolled piece of wood-look paper, and cut around – giving yourself an inch or two extra on every side.
3. Next, you’ll want to spray the backer with your adhesive and attach it to the back side of your paper. Wrap the extra paper around the backer (almost like you would a present) and use the adhesive to stick it down.
4. Finally, lay your bookcase down the back is facing up, and nail the backer on. Replace the shelves, and pile on the books!
I just love how simple this project is. In fact, I’m thinking of backing all of our bookcases this way (because I have a ton of paper left over). You just can’t beat A custom look for less than $10 and 5 minutes of your time!
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