It is that time of the year when the snow is melting and our hearts beat fast for springy flats and that day when we can finally ditch the tights. Today, I tackled the small design project of lining the backs of my bookshelves with a printed paper to spring it up a little. Cute – right? I chose my favorite of Lady Sippington’s designs (she’s a bestie of mine) but you can use any patterned paper, wrapping paper or even newsprint that you like.
Start by removing any removable shelves and then measuring the width across – mine measured 14 1/4 inches. Lay the roll of paper on a flat surface and use some books to hold it down. Line the paper edges with the square edges of the table to help you measure and cut straight. Then, measure carefully, mark, and cut! I used two-sided tape to adhere the paper to the backs of my bookshelves. Seriously, this is incredibly easy, so don’t worry.
Then, replace the shelves and decorate! I like to keep it simple with a few items and some books. Throw in a light blanket and some family heirlooms to complete the look. Happy papering!