A simple DIY project to turn any old bookcase into a beautiful & functional linen cabinet on a budget
This super simple bookcase transformation definitely qualifies as a trash to treasure makeover. I smuggled this old bookcase out of my mom’s barn in the hopes of transforming it into a linen cabinet for the upstairs. In our current house, we don’t have a true linen closet so I needed somewhere to store blankets, sheets, & pillows.
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Behind that piece of plywood is a nice size hole that needed to be covered & the whole thing needed a good cleaning. My plan for the hole was to cover it up using leftover “shiplap” pieces I had from our laundry room renovation.
After I gave the bookcase a good sanding & cleaning I started fitting the shiplap. I used the same technique in the laundry room to space the pieces. Wood glue & finishing nails were used to secure each piece. Plywood was used to create the shiplap pieces so they were relativly light & didn’t require a whole lot to reinforce.
Once the shiplap was up it was time to caulk the nail holes. I also, caulked the shelve holes because I am not planning on moving the shelves up & down & I really dislike how the extra holes look.
After I caulked it like it was hot, (sorry I can’t help myself) it was time to paint! I used Duck White by Sherwin Williams for the shiplap & Slate Tile for the rest of the bookcase.
Ta-da! I love having somewhere to store all our linens & blankets, plus I think the shiplap add to the modern farmhouse vibe I have going.
I hope y’all enjoyed this thrifty bookcase makeover!