Take an old (or new $15 from WalMart) bookshelf, put wainscoating on the back, and add a piece of molding...paint it the color you prefer and you have a new, updated bookshelf. Currently doing this! Beads Boards, Decor Ideas, Old Bookshelves, Kids Room, Beadboard, Updates Bookshelf, Kid Rooms, Bookcas, Moldings Painting
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Bedtime Bookshelf ~ When square footage is at a premium, this space-saving alternative to a bedside table is perfect for a bookworm. Cut a small section out of the wall between the studs, finish the opening with drywall or wood, and outfit it with shelves to store books and decorative elements. Hang a wall-mount lamp beside the bed for a well-lit reading nook.