$4 Bookcase Makeover

Personal

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!

 

 

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!

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

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

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

    I want to steal the minions.

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    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.

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

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

    Reply

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