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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Billy Bookcase Background Ideas


     Now say that three times fast! 

I was on twitter the other night and I follow Jen from Tatertots and Jello. She showed a picture of some amazing wrapping paper that she found at Marshalls in California last week. 

I certainly know about their amazing wrapping paper because I had used their fake wood paper as my bookcase background, but I really wanted to do something with navy. When I saw her pic of the navy chevron I was in love. {As 'in love' with wrapping paper as one can be}. 

These are some of the papers I found:


And if you look closely you can see they are only $2.99! Amazing!

So my bookcases got an update. I'm not sure which I like better but I'm guessing when my hubby sees them the chevron might be a bit too much for him.




What do you like better?

Billy bookcase's {from IKEA} are easy to swap backgrounds out if you use push pins. I use clear ones and they go easily into the cardboard-ish backing.










They certainly add a lot of drama in this little space. And I have a lot of chevron going on all over so it may be a bit much........I will have to marinade on it for a while..........

Now, what to use that houndstooth seafoam paper for?


16 comments:

  1. They are both great BUT I really love the faux gray wood! Happy to have found this post from Thrifty Decor Chick!

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    1. After living with it for a few days I agree. I think this weekend we will switch back!

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  2. Love them both! I am your newest follower.

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  3. I love them both. I agree - the faux wood is more neutral. But I love the idea of switching it out every once in a while! I need to find some of that faux wood!!

    xoxo

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    1. Jen, I bought that at Marshalls too but about 8 weeks ago. Thank you!

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  4. Very cute redo of your bookcase backs! :) How did it "marinate"? Did you keep it or go more subtle?

    Thanks for sharing with us, and it's always great to see creative minds at work. :)

    Visiting from Overflowing With Creativity@ It's Overflowing's linky party
    Smiles,
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    ~~My Current Project At The Party~~

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    1. I ended up going back to the faux wood. We already have a lot of Chevron around and it felt like chevron overload! I still love the pattern but for this space I'd better stick with smaller doses of it! ;)

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  5. What a clever use! very cute. Little Bit

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  6. Love this! It's amazing how a roll of wrapping paper can completely change the look of a room! So clever. Really like how the chevron adds pop and interest while unifying everything together. I like the faux wood too! Thanks for sharing. I found you at Tatertots & Jello :)nikki (www.flairytales.com)

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  7. Very creative. I agree with others about liking the wood grain best. I'm visiting from It's Overflowing.

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  8. WOW! so pretty! I have two bookshelves that I need to do this with. If you get a chance, please link this to my sunday linky (starts sat 6pm) http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/

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  9. Ok, I am going to admit...I am obsessed with chevron. Obsessed. My daughter thinks it is hillarious! I have to purposefully choose to stay away from it, because I am drawn to anything chevron. I bought two rolls of the wrapping paper a few weeks ago and have been wondering what to do with them. I might have to put it on the back of my bookcase! What a cute idea!!

    Heidi

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  10. Adorable! Love this idea... have been hoarding some pretty paper for a while and am waiting to find the right place to use it. I have hopped over to your blog a few times now from linky parties and I always like what you are doing, I am going to add you to my bloglovin' follow. Thanks for sharing this!
    Krista @thehappyhousie

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    1. I couldn't find you on bloglovin? Are you on there? Did I miss it somehow?
      Thanks,
      Krista

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  11. That is so cool. Love the contrast and interest it adds!
    Liz

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