Thursday, October 10, 2013

Gold Zebra Lined Bookcases

I've been dying over here waiting to share this amazing transformation with you guys!  I've always been a little reserved with my style, but I decided it was time to spice things up a bit!


I found these custom 7 ft. tall bookcases on Craigslist a few months back for just $50.  My plan was to paint them white and add some lighting over them. Well...the lighting that I picked up from Ikea didn't work out and my husband hated them!  My first attempt at painting them failed because I used Valspar paint + primer and after three coats I could still see the original wood stain on them.


After weeks of letting them sit while trying to recover from my failed attempts, I finally got motivated to paint them again.  I went with what I knew would work this time, instead of using a cheaper product.  I went with Clark + Kensington paint plus primer in ultra white and they turned out great!



But like always, I was looking to try something different.  This bright idea came to reality when I was in HomeGoods and ran across Stone Wrap paperless wrapping paper in this gold animal print and I knew that this was it!  This would work!  But would my husband like it?  Who cares right!? I knew he'd love it once it was finished, so I brought two rolls and headed home.

The most challenging part of this project was cutting the paper to the exact width and length of the bookcases.  I also knew that I wanted to make sure that it wasn't permanent just in case I hated it, so I applied just a small amount of glue in each corner using my hot glue gun. Once I was finished, I knew that it was the right decision!  I love how it turned out!  It definitely gives my living room some "flava". 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6 comments:

  1. Love these! Just the right amount of print. Stopping by from Blog Stalking Th. I'd love for you to visit and enter my first giveaway. $50 to ElmenOPillows etsy shop! New follower on Bloglovin too!

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  2. Love these bookshelves! cute little corner. I hope you can link up to my party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/10/sunday-linky-30.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Rita! I would be happy to link up to your party!

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  3. Weee! Love these! Whenever I want to shake things up I always go for zebra too! I'm pinning, and thanks so much for sharing it at the Pinworthy Project Party! I'll be featuring these this week on Planned in Pencil.

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