6 DIYs to Make Your Cheap Bookshelf Look Like a Million Bucks

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.

 

“Wallpaper


 

2. Pair multiple bookcases with crown molding to build a home library.

 

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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


 

4. Add a coat of versatile chalk paint and some legs to your bookcase to give it some height and style.

 

“Chalk


 

5. Get that shabby chic look by adding a pallet backsplash to an otherwise simple bookcase.

 

“Pallet


 

6. Channel your inner Belle with this DIY that turns cheap bookcases into a real thing of beauty, ladder and all.

 

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