|via - by designer Brian Patrick Flynn|
Instead of sourcing this wallpaper or finding a similar pattern, I opted to make my own. I started by removing the doors and painting the back of the bookcase white. Then I grabbed some heavy card stock in a range of blues. (Thanks to my craft supply hoarding I already had the paper.)
Using a ruler and scissors I made one triangle shape then used that as a pattern to cut out a bunch more.
Then I laid the pieces out to figure out the pattern I liked. The open spaces are where the white paint would show on the back of the bookcase.
Once I figured out the patten I liked best, I got busy with the scotch tape. I added a few pieces of tape to the edges of each triangle before putting it in place.
I started on the left side and worked my way over to the right and then down. The end pieces on the right side had to be cut down to fit, but since I was working with individual triangles that was really easy to do.
I love the way it turned out. It gave this bookcase turned clothing organizer a fun look for my boy's closet, and it only took about an hour to do using supplies I already had! I love me a no-cost makeover!
It may seem silly to some to put that much effort into something as trivial as a closet, but I've found that when you take some time to make a closet/drawer/cabinet a little special you do a better job of keeping things organized in that space. Also, my son leaves his closet door open all. the. time. so it's nice to have something descent looking in there. ;) This was also a great place to "play" with an idea I loved without any major commitment.
Do you ever have punch-you-in-the-face-design-moments that force you to immediately find a place in your home to replicate the look?