Friday, August 9, 2013

Fabric Bookcase Makeover

Being the bad blogger that I am, I forgot to take "before" pictures for most of the DYI projects in my niece's bedroom makeover. Thankfully I was able to find this lookalike of the bookcase I made over via a google image search.

The bookcase I made over for her room was purchased at Tuesday Morning and the fabric "pockets" were made of a very flimsy low quality material.  Also, instead of a natural wood finish mine was red. The bookcase was very easy to make over. After carefully taking it apart, I spray painted it white. I used the existing fabric as a template to make the new "pockets". Basically, the "pockets" are a long fabric rectangle with channels sewn into it (every 12 inches). Thick dowels run through the channels and screw into the sides of the case - holding it together and forming the pockets. 

I like this style of bookcase for a number of reasons. It doesn't take up a lot of space, its easy for little ones to find and put away their favorite books, and it adds a pop of color to the room. 

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