DIY Sarah

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Bookcase in the Master Office

One thing I’ve been dying to get going on is the master office.  It gets so much sun and is such a cute space.  We are also in desperate need of a bookcase since I keep buying cool vintage books.

I picked up a Billy bookcase at Ikea last Thursday and got to assembling it.  I covered the back in a large fabric remnant I found at my good discount fabric store.  You may recognize it as the fabric I’m planning on using for curtains in the dining room.


After the bookcase was up and running, it’s time to fill it. Oh man I had so much fun on Friday. I love staging bookshelves!




This is the vintage copies of classic novels shelf:

Reference works:

And a super cool picnic basket on top.

You can tell I’ve got more to go. I’ve got plenty of empty space to fill and a I have a pair of glass doors that I pulled off my old Billy bookcase. The doors last forever but the bookcase tends to only survive two moves before it falls apart. Luckily replacing a billy bookcase is easy peasy!


Master Bedroom, Rooms
  1. 8/28/2013 | 4:39 pm Permalink

    Your fabric lined shelf is fabulous adds to the vintage feel!!! Thank you for the much needed inspiration!! I just got 2 shelves and was wondering what else to do–besides paint them white!

    • 9/11/2013 | 3:38 pm Permalink

      I’ve also cut foam-board and covered it for the same effect. That works particularly well for built-ins and fixed-shelf bookcases. it’s also much easier to change whenever the mood strikes!

      I’m glad you like the inspiration. I’m a big fan myself 🙂