Vanessa Francis
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Child's bookcase contemporary-kids
 

Child's bookcase

This is the bookcase, and I love how it turned out. Having a large piece like this (actually two bookcases attached together to look like one) means that there is ample space to house everything from books and jewelry to stuffed animals and CDs. My daughter's favorite slippers even have a home!
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Thanks for your question! I actually picked up the poster in Woodstock, NY last summer. I love the colour too and my daughter is really into music so it has some meaning for her.
   February 2, 2012 at 9:54PM
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This is the bookcase, and I love how it turned out. Having a large piece like this (actually two bookcases attached together to look like one) means that there is ample space to house everything from books and jewelry to stuffed animals and CDs. My daughter's favorite slippers even have a home!
10. Paint the backs of plain bookcases. Make basic bookshelves pop with a background of vibrant color. Alternatively, you could cover the backs of the shelves with pretty wrapping paper or wallpaper scraps in a fun pattern.
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6. Bookcases. Here a child’s bookcase has been turned into a microdesign statement, just because its back wall has been painted. You can do this with any bookcase, even one in an elegant living room. Before you load it with books and art objects, select a vibrant color or wallpaper pattern that coordinates with your decor. Then you’ll have a dynamic backdrop for your belongings. And you’ll also be less likely to overcrowd your shelves, because you’ll want that gorgeous back wall to show.

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Keywords
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