I gave my little book shelf a face lift by adding craft paper with polka dots of course!
This is what it looked like before.
I found two different papers I liked in my craft closet so I hung both to get an idea of what looked best. I thought I would like the white polka dots because the shelf is kind of dark and I thought it would lighten it up a bit. After hanging them side by side I decided the black polka dots actually brightened it up a bit.
I didn’t want to do anything permanent because I’m constantly wanting to change things around in my house. The paper I found at Target on clearance around Christmas time. These are the items I used for the project:
After taking all these pictures I decided to add some more books to the bottom shelf.
One of my kiddos already broke my 5 sad, sad!!! That’s why I don’t spend a lot of money on my things! Thankfully my 5 was about $3.00 I must run back to Ben Franklin to get another one. I might try glueing it first though!
*When styling a book shelf I usually check out Pinterest first. Even if you don’t have the same accessories you can get ideas on lay out and how they put things together.
* I usually start with my books and spread them around.
* Then I add layer with my accessories
* Take your time and leave it one way for a while to see if you like it.
It’s defiantly not perfect, but I loved how it turned out. My seams didn’t line up the way I wanted them to and the paper didn’t lay perfect, but its good enough for me. It gave my shelves the pop of fun I was looking for.
How do you style your shelves? Do you have any helpful hints I can use?