Jazz up your bookcase with wallpaper for some nice contrast and texture.
Hey friends, it’s been a super crazy 2 weeks as my husband and I just got back from an epic trip to Italy with our friends and then I had a work trip immediately following after that. Both trips were amazing and I have so much to share regarding those trips so those posts are coming soon. I’m so behind on blog posts because I just haven’t had the time to write them up. The struggle is that I always have way more content than the time to share them all. However, I have one available today! This post is all about how to jazz up your bookcase with wallpaper.
Do you have a bookcase that could use a little update? Even though the bookcase that I used for this project isn’t that old, I really wanted to change out the farmhouse look on the back of the shelves. I know the shiplap look is still super popular right now but since it’s not really me, I wanted to get rid of it without painting or doing anything crazy to it. Here’s how to jazz up your bookcase with wallpaper in a quick and easy way.
You can probably tell that I’ve become a little addicted to using this peel and stick wallpaper. Okay, I’m a little more than addicted. I’m pretty much obsessed. Ha! I tell myself that there are worse things in life to be addicted to right?
Anyways, this peel and stick wallpaper has been so much fun to work with and I discovered it while shopping for my front porch collaboration with Joann. I’ve used it for my little nook makeover and recent foyer area. The one I used here is gray poplin.
I’ve been playing with painting the back of my trio of bookcases a dark color but I kept resisting the idea because I didn’t want to mess it up in case I hated it in the end. I know it could always be repainted but since I didn’t know it’s original paint color, I didn’t want to take the chance that I would have to paint the entire bookcase in the future. It’s a really beautiful set and it was bought at the Atlanta Market many years ago. Sorry I can’t give you any sources on it!
After playing with the peel and stick wallpaper, I knew it would it would perfect for this project. It literally took about an hour and it was done. That’s what I call a successful project. I also used one roll for the whole project.
You can use the same directions that I shared on my previous foyer post on how to apply the peel and stick wallpaper. Thankfully, it’s not rocket science so anyone can do this!
I love the result and it just gives it nice, clean look. Since I use a lot of white and neutral decor, it pops better against the gray textured background.
The options are endless with this if you decide to apply this to the back of your bookshelf. I love the texture as it adds some dimension but still provides a clean transitional look. I didn’t want to do anything too crazy since it would compete with our main paneled wall.
If you have an older bookcase, this is also a great way to update the piece without having to invest in another piece of furniture.
What do you think about the result? Do you have a bookcase that needs a little update? Try this option!
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