What to do with old bookshelves

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23 Money Saving Ways To Repurpose and Reuse Old Bookcases

Bookshelves are often the focal point of a room — adding personality and style to everything from the living room to the nursery. Not only do bookcases allow you to proudly show off your collection, but they also act as a place to display personal gifts , family photos and your favorite decor. Styling a bookcase requires an eye for balance, color and design, and these 37 bookshelf ideas make the process look easy. Explore different ways to spruce up old wooden bookshelves, style built-in shelves and add DIY touches like bookends and bookmarks. Even reimagine a small space in your home by creating a cozy reading nook with bookshelves and a place to unwind.
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Refurbishing a Bookshelf!

Door Repurposed (Bookshelf)

Does that bookcase you found at the flea market look bad? Here are 25 DIY bookcase makeovers you need to see. The tapered legs with metal tips give this bookcase a Mid-Century Modern look. Use bun feet instead if you prefer cottage style. Or, opt for chunky square feet for a contemporary or transitional feel.

Do you have an old bookshelf that you are planning on throwing out or donating? Wait…before you do that, check out these Repurposed Bookshelf Ideas that may have you think twice. You are bound to find one there! Via Damask Love. Via Sawdust 2 Stitches. Via Helpful Gardner.

Featured on:. I ripped this old door on my table saw with the help of a neighbor. This was a solid and very heavy door, impossible to handle by myself. After I ripped it I needed to do a little repair on it. Some of the dowels were cut in half. This door had many layers of paint.

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Another curbside rescue! This bookshelf makeover was made possible by a wonderful person who put a bunch of things out on the curb destined for the landfill. So glad I got there first. I just wish I could find them more often. Greedy much???

Repurposing is seriously one of my favorite pastimes. I just love how you can take something and make it completely different — and in most cases so much better! I love the idea of turning old bookshelves into new things and if you have an old bookcase that is a bit worse for wear, you can restore it yourself before you repurpose it. Just take a look at this easy way to refinish wooden furniture. Then, you can turn that wooden bookshelf into something amazing and it will look as good as new. Not all of these projects are done with solid wood bookcases. You can do many of them with those less expensive bookshelves that you find at Walmart and some of them are IKEA hacks.


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