6 DIYs to Make Your Cheap Bookshelf Look Like a Million Bucks Courtney Hayes September 1, 2015 DIY, POPULAR Tis the season for back-to-school sales and the buying of dorm room supplies, including those build-it-yourself bookcases that can be found in superstore for under $30. But if you don’t want your cheap bookshelf to look, well, cheap,try these DIYs to make it look like a million bucks. 1. Add contact paper, wallpaper, or wrapping paper to the background of your bookshelf for a subtle surprise. Bookshelf Makeover: Before & After via DIY on the Cheap by Erin Spain 2. Pair multiple bookcases with crown molding to build a home library. Our Cozy New Guest Room & Home Library via The Inspired Room 3. Outline the edges of your cheap bookcase with fabric washi tape for a pop of color you can switch up at at any time. Washi Tape Bookshelf via Snapshot Narrative 4. Add a coat of versatile chalk paint and some legs to your bookcase to give it some height and style. Chalk Paint Bookshelf Makeover via Liz Marie Blog 5. Get that shabby chic look by adding a pallet backsplash to an otherwise simple bookcase. Pallet Backed Bookshelf via Over the Big Moon 6. Channel your inner Belle with this DIY that turns cheap bookcases into a real thing of beauty, ladder and all. Laura’s Living Room: Ikea Billy Bookshelves Hack via The Makerista For more DIY ideas, check us out on Pinterest!