24 DIY Bookcase Makeovers to Transform Your Bookshelf

Closeup of a bookshelf styled with rainbow books

A Beautiful Mess

Start with an old bookshelf, maybe something you already have or something you can pick up cheaply, and try out one of these DIY bookcase makeovers. They'll change your bookcase into something new and breath fresh life into them.

These bookcase makeover ideas range in difficulty. Some are simple changes that only take a few minutes, while others are weekend projects that have you really making some big changes. They're all perfect for the beginner. Revamping a bookshelf is a great place to try out new skills with paint, fabric, and even paper.


Transform a Boring Bookcase with Just Two Items