I'm in the process of updating my little one's nursery into a playroom. Since Natalie was born, it really hasn't gotten much use. It's taking quite a while because of my jam-packed schedule - I only get to work on it a few hours a week. First on the list was giving a pair of old book cases a fresh new look. I plan on using it for Natalie's books and toy bins.
I planned on a budget makeover. Spending a load of money on a playroom just doesn't make sense - kids grow and outgrow things so quickly! These book cases were practically free and only required a simple sprucing up to give it a designer look.
Here's the before shot of one book case:
And the after (obviously not styled for the playroom yet):
I used two cans of spray paint in a dove grey color (just a shade or two darker than the wall's). Then to give the piece a little more interest, I covered the backboard with a wonderful moire-type of "wallpaper" (adhesive drawer liners - best thing ever!). I'm extremely happy with how it turned out! It's chic and will stand the test of time. It's something that can grow with her needs.