Here’s a bad shot of a bookcase that I had for years in our basement family room . I bought it unfinished and put a white stain on it and later painted it black. I’ve been wanting to beef it up with molding for ages and finally got it done!
When I took this picture I was in the process of painting the room so that’s why the furniture is all pushed together.
The original back was paper thin and I replaced it with beadboard that I stained. That alone was a big improvement.
Next I added some trim and crown molding. Please ignore the nail holes that weren’t filled in.
It’s so hard to get decent pictures in the basement.
As you can see it holds mostly photos and not many books. It’s not the best arrangement of photos, but I’ll keep working on it!
Beefing up a bookcase is fairly easy with the right tools and it sure makes a big impact. I didn’t go overboard on the molding, but I could have added more on the sides and bottom. I’m just happy to get this much done!
Now, a few questions for you……
How and where do you display family photos, do you display them only in non public rooms, like bedrooms?
Did you beefed up a bookcase? How?