Description: I have a very small living space so I found the Ikea Billy bookshelf which was tall and narrow and suited my space perfectly. It is very box like and needed a bit of livening up so I applied fabric to the backing panel and it looks fantastic.
Simply build the bookshelf structure and then before you place the shelves in – apply fabric / wallpaper/ stencil or any kind of material to the backing section.
This can be done with double sided tape or by cutting some cardboard to size and covering that and then placing it in the bookcase.
Lastly secure the shelves in place and this will hold your fabric backing firmly in the right spot.
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