My hallway bookshelf has looked like this for far too long. Over a year. Ick.
Back a year ago I decided to take off the top doors to have an open shelf for display and paint the trim bottom doors white. Well, it just sat there.
I knew I wanted something fun/bright inside but couldn’t decide what exactly. I finally just decided to make it as easy as possible and use things I already had and just get it done. Anything is better than this look.
I really liked it just like this and almost left it as-is to just get it done. But decided I wanted a little more “something”, so I grabbed some gold metallic paper tape that I had found in the dollar bin at Target.
I did two simple horizontal stripes all the way around each level. It was SO. EASY. Plus, I am in love with how it turned out with how simple it was – plus, cheap since I already had the supplies and all the decor. Oh, yes, now to add the filling.
No joke, the paint drying was the longest part of this whole project. Outside of that, it took me a total of about 90 minutes. Why did it take me so long to get this done?!?
Originally published July 14, 2015