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Now that I finished my side project of updating my library, I am back to fixing the functionality of the craft area in my office.
One of the big issues I have with this room is a lack of wall space. Since it’s in the bonus room over the garage, the top part of the walls are angled, so the straight part of the wall is only 5 feet high. And I have already used most of that wall space with storage solutions for my fabric rolls and fabric ladder.
That means I had to get creative in finding spaces to hang things. And since I have so many bookcases in this space, I started to think of ways that I could use the front of the shelves as vertical wall space.
I have always loved the look of bookcases with art hung on them, like this living room I found on housebeautiful.com (design by Alex Hitz. Photography by Lisa Romerein.) But I have never done it because I thought it would be too hard to get at the books behind the picture. And certainly in my office / craft room, I need to be able to get at the things on my shelves!
Which means? A perfect opportunity for a DIY project…to hang art on a bookcase and still have easy access to the books. Keep reading to find out how.