Today I decided it was time to give my ugly, but free particle board bookshelf a face lift.
I initially was going to cover the interior shelves with pages from an old book.
But I wanted to add colour to the background by printing pictures atop the pages before I glued them to the bookshelves interior.
So I found an old book that was falling to pieces.
Next I gathered pictures like the one in the photo above that I thought would make an attractive background.
You can use any sort of pictures you'd like.
I was going for a bird and flower theme, but for a kitchen a retro theme would sure be cute.
To begin attach your book page on a sheet of printing(typewriter) paper with a lite swipe of glue from a glue stick.
You will re-use this same piece of paper every time, which is why mine has printing around it already.
Place this in the printers paper feed carefully.
Next either scan your picture to print or place your picture on the printer to be copied.
Press print and you're on your way!
This is the printed page from the picture that I had chosen to use from the above photo.
As you can see my printer mutes the colours, which I like.
Lastly, I thinned Elmer's glue with a bit of water and applied the glue with a paint brush to the back of the book pages.
I used a larger paint brush when applying the pages to the book shelf to press out any bubbles that might appear.
It turned out so nicely I almost hate to put any books or containers on the shelves!
I hope this has inspired you to cover the back of your shelves now.
What a difference it makes.
If this is as clear as mud to you, please feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have.
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