If you are making over a room for a child, then chances are that they will need a bookcase. I’m always looking for ways to use what we already have on hand without having to spend money, so I came up with this easy bookcase makeover for kids. This was a girly dollhouse bookcase that I transformed into a little house for my boy’s bedroom. It was so easy to do!
For an easy bookcase makeover for kids, all you will need is some contact paper and paint to transform an old bookcase that you already have. This method will also work to make over a dollhouse for a little boy.
Easy Bookcase Makeover For Kids
When I set out to makeover my son’s room, I knew he needed more book storage. He only had one tiny shelf for all of his books and they ended up just being on the floor most of the time. I didn’t have a budget to go out and buy a bookcase, so I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I realized that we had a hand-me-down dollhouse bookcase in my daughter’s room that she wasn’t really using. I was determined to make this cute little dollhouse work for a boy’s room and I ‘m so happy with how it turned out!
This bookcase makeover was almost free with the exception of some contact paper that I purchased. But you could do this same method without the contact paper. You could also use regular paper and Mod Podge to achieve the same results. I think it would be so fun to take a girly dollhouse and give it a makeover for a boy to use for his cars and action figures. Who says boys can’t play with dollhouses? I just love how this bookcase looks agains the black accent wall in my son’s room!
Materials Needed For Bookcase Makeover For Kids
Here’s what you will need:
- Black Paint
- Wood Grain Contact Paper
- Paint Brush
- Painter’s Tape
Instructions for How To Give A Dollhouse Bookcase A Makeover for Boys
Step One: First, you will need to clean your old bookcase.
I just used a sponge and soapy water.
Step Two: Next, tape off the areas that you want to paint.
Step Three: Use a small painter’s brush to paint the details with the black paint.
I did about 3 coats of paint, allowing it to dry in between coats.
Step Four: Use contact paper on the roof and base of the dollhouse bookcase.
Measure and cut the contact paper ahead of time, then slowly apply it, smoothing out any bubbles.
Remove all of the painter’s tape and enjoy your newly made over bookcase!
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