InstructionsWe recycled this unit by dismantling the middle section and re-using some of the trim pieces along the top of each bookcase. We also reused the sides of the unit by cutting them down into shelves for the bookcases.
Category: Home & Garden
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Traditional, Classic
- 3" crown moulding - 1 1/4" decorative trim - Martha Stewart Beadboard paintable wallpaper - Wallpaper paste - MDF and plywood - Slate subway tiles - 3 1/2" medallions - 3 1/2" decorative trim - Zinsser Bulls Eye 1 2 3 Primer - Carpenter Glue/Nailer - Behr paint - Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish
What was your inspiration?
We purchased this wall unit in the early 80's. We were planning on replacing it with an electric fireplace and a couple of tall bookcases. While sourcing these and realizing the expense of replacing them with an inferior constructed product, I sat down with pen and paper and drew out a plan to transform what we already had!
THIS DIY WEEKEND PROJECT SHOULD BE FINISHED IN TWO WEEKS!
What are you most proud of?
I'm so pleased that we were able to salvage our wall unit which was our first large purchase in the early 80's, I think it's coming along nicely and is going to create such a beautiful focal point in our living room.
What i'm most proud of, like most pieces in our home, it now has a story!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
It's not a difficult project to tackle but a time consuming one.