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“Paging all bookcases!” (tutorial)

March 4, 2012

Here is the tutorial I promised from my bookcase makeover post.

All you need is:

1. A bookcase (ha ha, I crack myself up!)

2. Books you don’t mind ripping pages out of. They don’t have to be vintage, that is just what I prefer.  Use a variety of sizes and kinds of books like dictionaries, children’s books, and even books in other languages.

3. Mod Podge (or other decoupage medium.)

4. Sponge brush (I prefer sponge brushes because they don’t shed bristles on your project.)

5. Damp rag for cleanup.





























































Continue until the entire back of the bookcase is covered.  Don’t worry too much about small bubbles and ripples in the paper.  They tend to smooth out when dry.  The few small imperfections that may remain are not really noticeable.  Don’t overwork the paper or it will start to wear the surface off the pages. I like the ripped edges look but you can cut the pages out with an exacto knife if you like straight edges.

Note:  If you are using a bookcase that requires assembly…do this part BEFORE you put it together.  That way you can do it as one continuous sheet rather than each individual shelf section.  Much easier!

Here is a refresher on how the finished product looks.

For more pictures click here.  I am linking up over at Under The Table and Dreamings Sunday Showcase

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2012 2:47 pm

    Great job with the bookcase. I love the look of the old pages. It turned out really well.

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