The Cottage Market · Jun 21, 2017

14 Fabulous Farmhouse DIY Bookcase Ideas & Makeovers

How many of you have picked up a Bookcase at a Thrift Shop or Flea Market and really thought you could make it something fabulous…but yet it sits in the garage or basement waiting to have it’s moment? Well if you are looking for some Fabulous Farmhouse DIY Bookcase Makeovers & Ideas you are in the right place. I think they will inspired you to come up with you picture perfect Bookcase. On suggestion I would like to make is a set of legs always does wonders. Come and check out these creative pieces and then go visit that bookcase you had high hopes for and tell it that’s it’s 15 minutes of fame is coming!

Can you believe that this Farmhouse Beauty started as an IKEA Billy Bookcase? The magic happened when Emily Henderson from Simply Designing decided to kick it up notches unknown. She is going to walk you through step by step how she made this fabulous piece…who knows…one of these might be in your future. It is also a great idea to add doors to your bookcase…maybe using upcycled shutters?

Suzy over at Worthing Court is thrilled to share her Bookcase Makeover and there is a reason for that..IT’S FABULOUS!!! Come and see the before and the after is Farmhouse Fixer-Upper at its finest. She will share with you how she did the entire project…one thing is for certain…adding barn doors is an amazing idea!

This next Bookcase Makeover by Pneumatic Addict is one that you can use on so many different plain line bookcases of all shapes and sizes. She literally took this plain …dull bookshelf and turned it into a stately and oh so farmtastic piece of furniture. Come and see how it was done and they you can apply the technique to your bookshelf.

Now KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms is going to show you how to take your bookcase to the next level with one simple supply…wood shims! Once you have your bookshelf done in the color or stain you adore you can take it to yet another level but adding wood shims to the walls of the bookcase. It’s simple…budget friendly and makes such a dramatic impact on the piece. The how to is waiting for you over at this fabulous blog. Enjoy!

Now Kristy from Confessions Of A Serial DIYER takes a little bookcase find and completely transforms its personality. She turns it into a Fresh Contemporary Farmhouse Piece! With a great paint treatment and then some salvaged wood…the bookshelf took on a new life and vibrancy. Come and see how simple it is to do.

Turn a Bookcase into a Cottage Farmhouse Beauty with the perfect paint treatment just like the one over at Rustique Restoration. I would like to add that if your piece does not have an embossed feature you can always add one…they are sold in craft stores and on line…I know you can find the perfect one to fit your piece. Of course it would look amazing plain too : ) Be inspired!

Do you know how you can almost instantly add Farmhouse Charm to a piece? Add Burlap!!! Just like this pretty piece over at Driven By Decor. See how a simple addition of burlap to the backing of the bookcase makes it something extra special. Come and see how quick and easy it is. You can also take this tutorial and use it on other fabric options…the sky is the limit!

Oh what a difference the right color and chalk paint can make. You will see how a pretty bookcase became a Beauty Queen over at Jennifer Rizzo’s! Oh and adding that framed art piece to the Bookcase is brilliant! I bet you it has your creative brain thinking of what you can do with your own style!

If you are looking for the perfect elegant touch to a plain bookcase or a Billy Bookcase from IKEA…Centsational Girl has one HUGE tip…ADD Crown Moulding! It adds the WOW factor for sure. Great for a Traditional Farmhouse Style or just about any style! Get the DIY…you are going to love it.

This simple little detail added to a bookcase like the one over at BHG is wonderful. By adding a little curtain to the bottom half of the piece adds such a touch of Cottage Farmhouse Charm. Add some pretty wallpaper to the back wall of the bookcase and it suddenly becomes magical. So easy but what game changer.

Polkadot Chair has a fun way to transform a bookcase. First paint (your favorite color and treatment) then add a dramatic Stencil Backing. WOW what a great look and just think how you can customize it. There are so many stencils out there you can find the perfect one that shows your style. What a great way to make such a change and the project is super budget friendly.

This is a great project. Angela from Simply Beautiful By Angela is going to show you how you can take a plain cheap bookshelf and turn it into a little Farmhouse Pretty! Come and see how she frames the piece out adds a Ship Lap Look to the simple Bookcase. A great Farmhouse look…a great look period. I just love how something so simple and inexpensive can be transformed into such a high end looking piece without breaking the bank.

As you can see over at The Cottage Journal you can upgrade your bookshelf with a quick and easy addition of shutters!

This could be my favorite one! Ashley over at Little Glass Jar shows you how she converted an old bookshelf into an incredible Farmhouse Bookcase Kitchen Island with complete Farmhouse Charm! Have yourself a visit and take a cup of your favorite brew over while you check things out!

I know that there is a Farmhouse Beauty just waiting to be born in your life. No matter if you have an old Thrifted piece…a new plain piece or an old piece with no style. You can change all of that! Wishing you all the best day ever.

As always here at The Cottage Market we would like to send out tons of APPAWS and APPLAUSE to all of our blogger friends for sharing their talents and creativity with us! We want them to know that they are appreciated and loved. You are going to adore exploring their blogs for more outstanding DIY’s and inspiration. As always…ENJOY & CREATE!

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