Friday, September 3, 2010

Wallpapered Bookshelves.

I previously blogged about the wallpaper panels in our master bedroom.  Well we had some leftover wallpaper that I couldn't let go to waste, so I decided to "wallpaper" the bookshelves in our living room (they needed a little sprucing up).  I put the word wallpaper in quotes because I didn't actually use wallpaper paste.  Instead, I just used double-stick tape to adhere the paper to the bookshelves.  I wanted a more temporary solution and, so far, it has done the trick.   

Here's the before:

And the afters:

Taking a closer peek, I received these super cute owl banks/vases from my in-laws for my birthday.  I am using them as bookends for my fun penguin classics.  And thanks to a birthday present from my friend Lauren, my collection drastically increased!         

Also, a while back, I posted about a great bookshelf here and mentioned how I loved the ginger jar.  The very next day, my mom spotted one at HomeGoods and picked it up for me!  Thanks, mom!  I was originally planning on putting it in our master bedroom, but decided I liked it better in the living room.    

Now the bookshelves aren't quite so boring.  I definitely feel like I got my money's worth with just the one roll!  What do you think? 


  1. I think it looks very good and you did a fabulous job!!

    I can't wait til my hubby gets our built-ins built for each side of our fireplace! So excited to be able to showcase a small collection of books and other sentimentals1

    I love the jar!!

  2. love the wallpaper and LOVE the penguin classics!! great job :)

  3. Oh I have always wanted to try this and you did and incredible job! Those owls and that vase is gorgeous!

    Overall I LOVE it!!!


  4. What a difference the wallpaper makes. I love the white vase. Well done.

  5. I'm not sure how I missed this post, but I love how the shelves turned out! It's just gorgeous!

  6. You might be my decor twin! I recently papered the back of a bookshelf too and I have that ginger jar from HG too:) (or one very similar) I'm thinking I must have those penquin classic books too- so pretty! Styling a bookcase can be difficult- you did a great job.

  7. I am looking to do this to a china cabinet - great inspiration post! I have also had my eye on a version of that white vase (?) in the last picture!


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