$4 Bookcase Makeover


In college I had one of those cheap MDF bookcases with fake wood veneer.  One of those Walmart specials that hardly qualifies as furniture, but holds textbooks just fine.  I think I got it for my first apartment back in…when was that?  1999?  So it’s 14 years old.  It was not then, nor could it be called now, pretty.  It’s been hanging out in the garage since we moved in last year.

I was in the Dollar Tree today picking up stickers (because I’m totally joining the craze Victoria Schwab started on that front) and I found cute contact paper.  A buck a roll.  I figured, what the heck.  It can’t look worse than what I started with.  Since I needed a break from looking at a screen after the fevered craze of finishing revisions and formatting and all the new release stuff, I decided tonight was as good a time as any to play.

It’s not perfect.  There are bubbles a few wrinkles.  Installing this stuff is HARD, even with a squeegee.  But it looks a heck of a lot better than it did!  And hey, $4!  So I stuck it next to my desk and put my various writing supplies and most frequent reference materials there.  Say hi to my minions!



Kait Nolan

Kait Nolan is stuck in an office all day, sometimes juggling all three of her jobs at once with the skill of a trained bear—sometimes with a similar temperament. After hours, she uses her powers for good, creating escapist fiction. This Mississippi native has something for everyone, from short and sweet to Southern contemporary romance to action-packed paranormal—all featuring heroes you’d want to sweep you off your feet and rescue you from work-day drudgery. When not working or writing, Kait’s hanging out in her kitchen cooking and wishing life were a Broadway musical.

5 thoughts on “$4 Bookcase Makeover”

  1. Belinda Kroll, Young Adult Victorian Fiction - September 13, 2013 8:35 am

    Super cute! I love cheap and fast DIY projects!

  2. Lauralynn Elliott - September 13, 2013 10:05 am

    Cute! And the minions just make it better. :)

  3. Liana Brooks (@LianaBrooks) - September 13, 2013 12:02 pm

    I want to steal the minions.

    1. Kait Nolan - September 13, 2013 12:07 pm

      Aren’t they the cutest? Hubby got them for me as a happy. Man knows me well.

  4. Alice Janell - September 13, 2013 6:04 pm

    Super cute!! I have an old bookcase. Maybe I should do something similar…


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