Diy bookshelf painting ideas

Diy bookshelf painting ideas

Think you don’t own room for even the smallest of home offices? Ponder again. This gem of a DIY project can assist you create a home office beautiful much out of nowhere.

Diy bookshelf painting ideas

Every you need is an alcove, some shelving, and the tiniest bit of DIY knowledge. This one even has a door to hide away the clutter (or hold everyone else out). Love it. To create this glance, head over to our guide to how to create an alcove office.

Build in alcove cupboards to display and disguise

If you know you need to use your alcove for storage, then the best way to make the most of the space is to get something built in. Enquire your carpenter to install a bespoke unit.

Diy bookshelf painting ideas

You can design the the unit based on your needs – obviously it depends on what you desire to store but we reckon a stir of shelves and cupboards as seen under in Insta influencer Lisa Dawson’s living room is your best bet.

If you are looking for a more budget-friendly version that still looks really bespoke, take a glance at DIY alcove cabinets. You don’t own to be a DIY expert to install them either, you get sent a a flat pack ‘alcove cabinet kit’ that includes everything you need with simple to read, step by step instructions.

Malagana: Equilibrium Bookcase

While numerous highway artists select abandoned buildings and ancient train tracks as the canvases for their explosive masterpieces, Dutch highway artist Jan Is De Man chooses to go another route – by realizing lively 3D paintings for local communities who desire to join. He aims to create projects ‘where everyone can identify themselves’ by asking for the involvement of the residents’ who commission him.

Jan Is De Man’s most recent present to a neighborhood – a whimsical tri-level trompe l’oeil wall mural bookcase on an apartment building in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Diy bookshelf painting ideas

The artist was aided by fellow highway artist Deef Feed who, he told Bored Panda, had worked on a few other highway art pieces with him and is the co-owner of their tattoo store “Blackbook Tattoos” in the middle of Utrecht.

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Street artists Jan Is De Man and Deef Feed teamed up to create a literary mural for a neighborhood in Utrecht, Netherlands

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The location for the 3D wall mural came before the concept, said Jan Is De Man, “I know the people who live on the ground floor extremely well. They’ve wanted a mural by my hand for a while.

They also wanted to let me feel free in my design as endless as it would bring something positive to their neighborhood. The first thought was to paint a smiley.

Diy bookshelf painting ideas

A huge smiley. Because I believe people become happier when they see a smiley every day. But this thought didn’t feel finish, and it felt too simple.”

Image credits: janisdeman

Image credits: janisdeman

After studying his canvas he came up with the thought for an l’oeil mural – “visual illusions in art, especially as used to trick the eye into perceiving a painted detail as a three-dimensional object.” He said, “I studied the shape of the home and the location where this home stands in, and suddenly the thought of making a huge bookcase hit me.

I love making 3D art illusions on walls, and I love to see smiles on people’s faces and this thought (I thought meanwhile) could bring every this together.”

Image credits: maria_postema

Image credits: janisdeman

Part of the 3D highway art concept was to involve the residents in the artistic process, “We entered the community by asking people for their favorite books, and we were capable to put eight languages and cultures together in the same concept.

Diy bookshelf painting ideas

Everybody, every age, every culture, every language was welcome. The only law I set up to participate in this art project was: no political books and no religious books. Besides that, every book title was welcome.”

Image credits: janisdeman

Looking for alcove ideas? Sometimes an alcove has an obvious use. It needs to home the TV, squeeze in a wardrobeor be used to store your ever-expanding collection of books you promise to read but never will. But sometimes an alcove is just an awkward nook in your room that you own no thought what to do with.

Well, fortunate for you we own a load of alcove ideas to get you inspired, from tiny offices to spare bedrooms (kind of); here are our handy tips for making the most of that little space


This unique solution lets you discover your favorite book at night without waking up the whole family. (Designer: Tembolat Gugkaev)

The Invisible Book Shelf

“This book shelf, which holds up to 15 pounds of books, screws directly into a wall stud and presto – you own an invisible book shelf!

The maximum stack height is Inches. Every hardware is included so every you need is a screwdriver.

Diy bookshelf painting ideas

The Conceal Book Shelf, which has already won design awards, is innovative, inspirational and imaginative.” (Designer: Miron Lior) (buy)

Fake a built-in lookwith freestanding alcove cupboards

If you are renting you can’t go for a built in option, or perhaps you would just rather spend your budget elsewhere? In either case, you can create a built-in glance simply by choosing the correct sized cabinet to fit into your alcove.

Top tip: A nifty trick for this it to paint the walls of your alcove the same colour as your cabinet to assist it mix even more seamlessly into the room.

Industrial Corner Pipe Shelf

“The Corner Industrial Bookshelf is a grand conversation piece turning heavy iron piping into a modern urban glance that will add a sense of history and character to any space.” (Designer: KKatz)