It seems I have developed a new obsession. I’ve found myself, of late, drooling over storage units that sport a wallpapered back. For instance: When I made my recent trek to the Dallas IKEA, I returned a few times to a particular room vignette to gaze at this linen cabinet.
EDLAND Linen Cabinet via IKEA.com
It had me mentally rearranging all the furniture in my house to see if it could somehow accommodate this piece. (It couldn’t). I could just imagine it full of soft white blanket or well worn quilts. For some reason there was just something about it that caught my eye… I then realized what captivated me was the simple elegance of the wallpapered back panel. I didn’t end up bringing this linen cabinet home with me, but I did file away for future use the idea of adding wallpaper to a storage piece.
Last week as I was perusing Apartment Therapy, I then found I was lingering on this image.
image via ApartmentTherapy.com
I love the bold color. I love the open shelving. And I LOVE the papered backsplash! And again, I was scheming ways I could use this concept in my own home. (I love images that stir your imagination! Don’t you??)
I didn’t spend too much time thinking on this new obsession of mine as it’s been a busy, busy month for me. Which means there should be no surprise that in my (sparse) spare time, I’m still getting settled into my new home. All the unpacking is done but I don’t have a place for everything quite yet and still lack some desired furniture items. Mostly, I’ve been needing bookcases to store my many books, photo albums and office supplies. I did buy a bookcase for my bedroom on that IKEA trip (I’ll show you that transformation once it’s complete), but I still lacked one for my office/craft room.
In my attempt to get piles of said items off of my office floor, I purchased an inexpensive 3-shelf bookcase from Target for about $16. It definitely lacked inspiration, but would get the job done while I continued to hunt garage sales and antique stores for something more permanent.
Room Essentials 3-Shelf Bookcase via Target.com
Then I recently found myself in Tuesday Morning and stumbled upon a box of pretty drawer liners for $5.99. BAM! It hit me!- spice up that boring bookcase with a wall-papered back! I bought some spray adhesive, assembled the bookcase and added the drawer liner to the back panel, being sure to align the pattern as best as I could. It’s nothing fancy, but it does add interest and gives this plain, boring bookcase some personality!