I have had this white laminate book case for years - I think I bought it while I was in my junior year of college.
It's been a great book case and a great height as well. The shelves of course are adjustable and strudy enough to hold plenty of books. I knew I wanted to change it up a bit though. I went to Home Depot and bought a piece of bead board paneling.
I had it cut down at Home Depot to the size I needed for the back of the bookcase. With the help of my 3 year old, we took out all the nails from the old backing. That was quite the project too - some of those nails were stubborn, but we got them all out. Then using the same nails, I nailed the bead board to the back of the bookshelf.
I also bought some trim at Home Depot that I cut myself with the handsaw that is provided at the store. I cut 4 equal pieces. I added each piece to the front of the shelves with some finishing nails. Then I filled in the holes with putty, and painted the trim with some white semi-gloss paint.
I added a few accessories and it was done. I added the trim to the shelf part only, so they are still adjustable.
Now it looks like a whole new bookshelf - good for another 10 plus years.
I think the bead board really adds to the overall look of the bookshelf. I just love how it turned out.
Now on to the next project.
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