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Fall Bookcases

The last time I showed you my bookcases they looked like this:

I like them kind of plain, not too much stuff in there, white is perfectly fine with me, but I love to see white bookcases where the back has been painted any color, yellow, green, blue..  and I wanted to do that.  The problem was deciding what color to choose and knowing me, sticking to that color for a long time, since who wants to keep on painting those backs all the time!

The perfect solution came a couple of weeks ago when I spotted this cute shelf liner with the quatrefoil design, for only six dollars (Tj Maxx),  it was something good to try.

The liner went on pretty quickly and easily, no need for paint or glue.  As soon as the paper went up, I was ready to decorate the bookcases.

And for that, I had big help! My number one helper volunteered himself to clean some of the silver pieces I got at the flea market.  First time doing this chore and he was amazed by the change. ;)

We also got some branches and other decorations.  Here is the first bookcase,

I love the vibrant shades of red and orange on those little "berries".

As soon as my friend Katie from Creatively Living posted about the Dollar store black crows, I knew I had to go and get some!

Some little white pumpkins,

and my favorite! Mr. Owl, by the side of a bird's nest I found while biking with my son.

Candy corns that keep on disappearing,

and some of the shiny and tarnished pieces of silver.

The second bookcase was styled pretty similarly to the first one.

A black crow on a branch at the top.

Spray painted pears,

books, other silver pieces and white vases.  I love the white vase with the flower design, it was a flea market find, only 25 cents.

And last but not least my latest indulgence, a little bike I couldn't put back on the shelf when I saw it at Target.  I love bikes and I was looking for one but they were usually too big for my liking, this one was the perfect size and style, the price, not too good! 30 bucks!  I'm feeling a bit guilty for spending so much on it, but I guess sometimes it is OK to give ourselves little presents ;)

Let's see for how long I can keep this shelf liner!


  1. Cristina...these are drop dead gorgeous! I have that same shelf liner that I bought for a future project from TJ Maxx too! I love what you did with it. Your pieces on your shelving really stand out against that beautiful color. They should be in a magazine. :) Megan

  2. I just used that paper in my pantry! I love it in your bookcases. That is gorgeous, and your styling is perfect.
    If you need more we are running a giveaway for it this week! LOL.
    Take care!

  3. love the shelf liner! really adds a nice pop of color

  4. I love the way your bookcases are styled now. The shelf liner is a perfect foil for your ornaments and decorative pieces.

  5. What a beautiful new look for your bookcases, Christina--I love how the turquoise blue works so well with the bright autumn colors in the berries, and the crows are so much fun! The silver looks wonderful all polished up--your helper did a great job!

  6. What a fun and cute way to decorate! Looks stunning!

  7. They look wonderful and I love that it's easily changeable whenever the mood strikes!

  8. I'll have to look for that next time I'm at Target. Looks so nice, I have poster board in mine painted blue which I started to paint grey, can't seem to get them finished:) Yours looks great!

  9. Oh my goodness, how pretty your bookshelves turned out!

  10. You did a great job on these bookshelves. A great idea to use shelf liner. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Great styling on your book shelves! Love your silver pieces and that darling owl. Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday.

  12. Wow what a difference the shelf-liner makes. It's just gorgeous! Love it. :0)

  13. They look absolutely stunning Cristina!! I cannot believe how incredible the shelf liner looks and you've decorated them perfectly. Well done! :-)

  14. Fabulous! Mr. Owl stole my heart! I love your style and I'm your newest follower!

  15. Your bookcases look fabulous! I love the pops of orange against the blue background. The branches are crows that you added are perfect for Fall. Great job!

  16. Your bookcases look amazing! I love the colors and those crows at the top on the branches, perfect! I bought that liner paper from Marshall's for my kitchen cabs.Thanks for following, following you as well.

  17. Oh my goodness, your new look is awesome! How creative to think of this. I think it's an elegant and your art looks amazing with the new background. I love your new shelves!

    The French Hutch

  18. What a fabulous idea! Your bookcases look awesome! Love, love the aqua color!

  19. I think everyone is looking for a little change, but nothing drastic. Aqua is playful and happy, not too dark and not too light. I would use it as an accent to bring some freshness to a bathroom or a bedroom. It gives fresh and calmness to your home. I never try aqua for my bookshelves but it seems that I need to have a try on it.

  20. Your bookcases look so lovely!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
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  21. I had to come over and check your blog out once I saw that awesome owl! I see why he's your favorite!! The bike was a good deal considering you got that gorgeous vase for just TENTY FIVE CENTS!! WOW!! Love it. Love the book cases. They are can you do mine? ;)

  22. Love your photos, and that owl is the cutest ever!

  23. Your bookcase is fabulous! I am your newest follower. I would love to have you as a follower. Happy Friday~Jen

  24. It looks so pretty and I adore that little bicycle. I spotted one at Pier 1 a few weeks back and think I may need to return and purchase it! I can't stop thinking about it ...



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