DIY: Chevron Bookshelves With Contact Paper

I haz done crafty. Yeah, I can hardly believe it either.

Introducing my first home project. Chevron-patterned book shelves! Created with contact paper!

Got the idea here.

Wanna see how I did it? (Say yes.)

The Before Picture. Matt has taken over the bottom shelves, if you couldn’t tell.

Materials: Contact paper, ruler, scissors, painter’s tape, pen/pencil

First, measure the width of the shelves. Then decide how many peaks you want. I chose 2.5. Divide the the width by the number of peaks and that is how wide each peak should be. Phew, that was the most math I’ve done since high school.

As for the height of the peaks, I just kind of eyed it.

Cut out your chevrons. (Not sure if that’s a word.) Tape them up. Make sure they’re perfectly straight(ish).

Apply each chevron strip one half at a time.


Total cost = about $15. The best part? I can take it off if I get sick of it. But for now, I love it.

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10 Responses to DIY: Chevron Bookshelves With Contact Paper

  1. I love it too!!!! Good job! Sounds like a lot of measuring to me hahha.

    <3 Belly B

  2. So cute, I love it!! Now I wish I had built in bookshelves so I could do this.

  3. impressive! and totally cute!

  4. So simple and pretty! I hadn’t realized you just used contact paper, epical.

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  6. This is so much fun.

  7. I’m feeling lazy just looking at this.

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