Ikea Hack: Using fabric to add a pop of color to a boring bookcaseFeb 20, 2013
I wanted a few bookcases for my craft room / home office, so I went to Ikea to checkout what they had to offer. Ikea is usually my go-to place for stuff like that because they are always on the inexpensive side. I found a great bookcase that works for me. It's the "BILLY" bookcase for $69.99...not a bad price if you ask me!!! The only problem is that it is just plain old boring white. I wanted my craft room space to be bright and kind of funky. The walls are painted a lavender-ish color, but I wanted to add another pop of color as well. I chose yellow as my accent color. At first I thought about painting the inside of the bookcase yellow...but that thought faded away quick when I ran across this awesome yellow patterned fabric at JoAnn's. I decided to accent the bookcases by adding the fabric to the back lining of the bookcase. This is a very simply process. Using the bookcase lining as your template, simply cut the fabric to size. I used a can of spray on fabric adhesive to glue the fabric to the back of the bookcase. Be careful with this spray adhesive though, because it can get really messy and frankly, its kind of annoying. You can probably also use a glue stick. I may try that method at a later date. By adding this patterned fabric to the bookcase, it not only adds life to an otherwise boring piece of furniture, but the contrasting pattern also adds some visual interest to the room's overall design.