If you have an old bookcase lying around that you don’t know what to do with, then pay attention, because this is your DIY jam.
These 60 genius bookcase makeovers are all you need to repurpose ugly particle board shelves into accent pieces that are pretty, practical, and totally fab!
1) Patio Bar Table
Learn more about how to craft this cool DIY here.
2) 2-in-1 Bookcase & Headboard
This creative bookcase headboard does both, and it’s the perfect way to add space without sacrificing valuable floor real estate. Check out this tutorial to find out how to turn a bookcase into a this fun cute cubby-hole headboard.
3) Coffee Table + Storage Chest
Follow the step-by-step instructions here to learn how to make one of these unique coffee tables for your home.
4) Perfect Little Container Garden
No need to worry about whether or not your tomatoes and your cukes are touching each other! The “shelves” of this bookcase planter keeps your veggies separated, yet they’re still in one convenient little place.
5) Toy Locker For The Kiddos
It’s easy to make – just skip the assembly instructions on that IKEA bookcase and follow this DIY instead.
6) Modern Dollhouse
Each little cubbie is already its own room, and it’s a cinch to customize. Just use wrapping paper for the wallpaper, and make a faux roof with yarn and pushpins on the wall.
7) Dreamy Dress Up Closet
8) Garden Bookcase
9) Kitchen Island
Follow the DIY instructions here to learn how to make this cool IKEA bookcase hack.
10) Mudroom Lockers
Follow these instructions on how to make this mudroom locker here.
11) Nursery Closet
12) Freestanding Pantry
Check out this step-by-step tutorial for more info on this clean and simple DIY.
13) Barn Bookshelf
Follow this tutorial to learn how to build this bookcase barn.
14) Toy Kitchen
A mini bookcase is the perfect height to turn this full-fledged toy kitchen into lots of home-cooked fun. It comes with everything they need to get started, including a stove, sink, microwave, oven, and even the obligatory basket of fruit.
15) Farmer’s Market Stand
16) Bookcase Reading Bench
17) Rolling Craft Storage Cart
18) Bookcase Apothecary
Find out how to make this rustic apothecary bookcase conversion here.
19) Color Block Sandbox
Check out the DIY instructions for this sandbox upcycle here.
20) Hidden Storage Room
You can find very detailed instructions on this bookcase upcycle here.
21) Wall-To-Wall Shoe Storage
22) Hidden Sofa Table
23) Stuffed Animal Zoo
24) Bookcase Desk
Get all the details on this cute DIY here.
25) Bookcase Bed Frame
Find out more about how to make this clever bed frame here.
26) Wine Rack
Want to know how to make this? Follow this step-by-step tutorial here.
27) Bookcase Entertainment Center
28) DIY Barbie Playhouse
Read this tutorial here for instructions on how to make this very pink Barbie home.
29) Hidden Bookcase Pantry
30) Bookcase Bench
Get all the details on how to make this bookcase bench right here.
31) Under Bed Storage Drawer
The DIY for this cute bookcase drawer conversion can be found right here.
32) Kid’s Media Cabinet
Click this link to find out how to make this media cabinet bookshelf for your kiddo’s room
33) Bookcase Rehab
34) Multi-Storage Accent Piece
Get all the details on this fabulous DIY right here.
35) Add Shutters
36) Shower Lockers
37) Romantic Dollhouse
38) Classic Bookcase Makeover
Check out these instructions here to learn more.