Now that I'm making my office much brighter and neutral, the dark background of the bookcases weren't working.
You can read the original post here where I painted the backs of my IKEA Billy bookcases.
I really wanted to line my bookcases with grasscloth, but I didn't have enough left over from my powder room. I wanted to keep costs down, so I ordered this oyster burlap fabric from Hobby Lobby instead. 5 yards were less than $20!
I took the back of the bookcases off and used spray adhesive to adhere the burlap straight onto the backs that were already painted dark gray. Then I nailed the backs back onto the Billy bookshelves, and I was done! It took less than 30 minutes in all.
And here is the AFTER!
Note - normally the backs of Billy bookcases slide into those grooves, but with the burlap on them it's too thick. But that's not a problem - I just nailed them on with no problem and when there are items on the shelves you can't tell.
Filled with my things:
I love the subtle texture!
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