A pop of fun for my book Shelves

I gave my little book shelf a face lift by adding craft paper with polka dots of course!

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This is what it looked like before.

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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.

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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:
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After taking all these pictures I decided to add some more books to the bottom shelf.

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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!

Tips:

*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?

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