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". 



  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!

  2. Love these bookshelves! cute little corner. I hope you can link up to my party:

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

  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.