I had lots of fun with the last bookcase inspiration post and even more fun carrying out the design. In case you forgot here’s a before shot…
I desperately needed a closed storage solution that would also bring a unified look to my bookcase. I headed back to Ikea for inexpensive items from the KASSETT, FLYT, and BARNAS series.
And here’s the final look…
The decorative items are there for placement until I find something that really tickles my fancy. As you’ve probably noticed, I gave that dusty stereo set back to my husband and instead enjoy music from my laptop. I also removed a few of the jackets from my books for a cleaner look. Other paperbacks are stored in the magazine files and boxes.
The baskets below are a great addition to the bookcase and provides textural interest. The old storage boxes found a new home in my kids’ closets. Again, I used my wallpaper treatment to glam up inexpensive cardboard magazine files. I love the reflective quality of the print and how the leaves shine in the sunlight.
So now all I have to do is label my files and maintain my new organization system!
My goal was to create a lighter look that’s clean, well-sorted, and pretty. Mission accomplished, don’t you think? Be sure to meet me back here tomorrow. I can’t wait to show you my most recent office DIY project!