If you're a die-hard bookworm, then you probably cringe at the idea of throwing away old books — even if your bookshelf has reached maximum capacity. Here's a solution: upcycle them into things you want to keep around the house, like jewelry, furniture, and decor. You'll still get to keep your treasured book and make good use of it while you're at it. Read on for 21 suggestions on what you can do with your old books.
A bookshelf and table can be reconfigured into a double-sided work space with some DIY ingenuity. Saw the table in half and attach the table to the bookcase using L-brackets. The back of the bookshelf can be covered in cork-board, chalkboard paint, or pegboard to create a usable “wall”. Hang baskets on the side of the bookcase for storage.
How to Correctly Mount Pegboard to the Wall - in order to use hooks and brackets on a pegboard, there must be a gap left between it and the wall. If you string metal washers onto the screw before hanging, you'll create that gap - via Little Green Notebook