Stenciled bookcase -- a great idea for using new chalky finish paint to update an unfinished bookcase.

Stenciled bookcase -- a great idea for using new chalky finish paint to update an unfinished bookcase.

This tall cabinet adds storage and a casual country look to any room. The surprise is that it's so easy to make: You start with an unfinished bookcase--whatever size suits your purpose--and add a pair of ready-made louvered shutters. For this 7-foot-tall cabinet, 18-by-80 7/8-inch shutters were used. Shutters typically come in two styles: traditional, with 1 1/4-inch slats, and plantation, with 2 1/4-inch slats. The latter were selected because their scale fit this large unit. (Photo: Thomas…

This tall cabinet adds storage and a casual country look to any room. The surprise is that it's so easy to make: You start with an unfinished bookcase--whatever size suits your purpose--and add a pair of ready-made louvered shutters. For this 7-foot-tall cabinet, 18-by-80 7/8-inch shutters were used. Shutters typically come in two styles: traditional, with 1 1/4-inch slats, and plantation, with 2 1/4-inch slats. The latter were selected because their scale fit this large unit. (Photo: Thomas…

DIY Wooden Crate Bookshelves made with the new unfinished crates available at Walmart!

DIY Wooden Crate Bookshelves made with the new unfinished crates available at Walmart!

Unfinished bookcase paint and add molding for a built in look via Elements of Style

Unfinished bookcase paint and add molding for a built in look via Elements of Style

$ LOW PRICES • Wood Bookcases - standard & custom sizes & styles - finished or unfinished - alder, oak, maple, parawood • Al's Woodcraft

$ LOW PRICES • Wood Bookcases - standard & custom sizes & styles - finished or unfinished - alder, oak, maple, parawood • Al's Woodcraft

Crazy Little Projects...wooden crates painted and stacked. Great idea for extra book shelves in my classroom!

Crazy Little Projects...wooden crates painted and stacked. Great idea for extra book shelves in my classroom!

Unfinished Bookcase to Weathered Look

Unfinished Bookcase to Weathered Look

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