As a lover of Shabby Chic, distressed white furniture, and clean, pure and simple decor, I have a lot of white furniture and decor in my house (especially my living room). While I love the look, it also can be a little boring to be all white. I wanted to make little subtle changes to make the whiteness of everything be toned down just a hair.
In my Home Goals 2012, I showed you this picture, saying I wanted to do something to the bookcase, besides just clean up the junk:
A few months ago, I had come across this project on Pinterest, showing a bookcase that had it’s insides covered with wallpaper:
I loved the look and idea of it, but maybe with something a little less bold… So, when I came across a whole roll of brand new white with black pinstriped wallpaper in a thrift store for a buck, I knew it was my answer.
This was about one of the easiest and quickest projects I did. Instead of actually adhering the wallpaper, I just used double sided tape all around the edgesso that I can remove it or change it someday down the road.
Just cut your wallpaper to size (I used my rotary cutter to get a perfectly straight edge) and tape it in! I also opted to just do the back of the bookcase and not the whole thing.
Since this is just around the corner from the kitchen, it’s a nice shelf to store all my cookbooks on. 🙂 Including my special antique cookbook on the top shelf that my Grandma gave me before she passed away nearly 10 years ago.
I like the subtle change and that it helps break up the total whiteness.
What do you think? Is it too subtle?