Herringbone bookcase | Craft room makeover

So I’ve lived in my house for about 2 years now.  And I’m just getting around to my craft room.  Blog fail, much??  It’s been serving it’s purpose to me daily by housing my craft supplies so no harm done, but now it’ll serve that same purpose and will be appealing to the eyes.  Finally.  I love how the built in bookcase turned out.  I’m a huge fan of all things vintage.  If you were to take  a screenshot of our Pinterest boards, you would see all white and light colored tones mixed with old and new, lots of mason jars and lots of character.  But I love color too!!  Nothing too bold like lime green but I simply adore mustard yellow and all shades of aqua and turquoise.  This herringbone bookcase is so totally ME.  It’s got custom rustic crates, my grandmother’s suitcases, old crates I’ve been collecting at sales, my mom’s 30 year old mason jars and a few modern pieces of decor that I’ve found here and there over the past 11 years of married life.

Paint a bookcase a herringbone stencil, use mason jars, crates and suitcases for storage!

Love the fun accessories!  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen so many #craftroommakeover hash tags over the past couple of months.  It probably seems like I’ve drug my feet taking so long to complete this bookcase but collecting the storage items was the time consuming part.  I definitely wanted a vintage vibe with legit vintage pieces.  Many of them are older than me, mission accomplished.


A little close up, made that burlap and doily bunting, tutorial on the link.  Click for the crate tutorial too!


The right side close up.  I use most of these knick knacks for staging in my other pictures.  And they’re just pretty to look at and inspire me when I’m in this room that’s all my own!  The HOME frame is from Ikea, it was a gift from Steph/Somewhat Simple elephant exchange, the yellow bird and white cake stand are from HomeGoods, the urns are from Ross, the green bird is from a grocery store floral department, the set of owls are from Kirklands, the vintage owl with yellow eyes was $1 at Goodwill, the soda crate was a gift from my older sis Sandee from World Market and the little brown owl on top of my paper cutter and scale is from Down East Home!

Herringbone stenciled bookcase, fill with vintage goods for storage #organization #craftroom

Isn’t this a great background??  I love the clean lines of the herringbone.  I recycled the paint from my great grandmother’s 100 year old buffet turned tv stand makeover.  This mini suitcase matches my bigger green suitcase exactly, that was a pure coincidence.  While garage saleing with my bestie, Marni, I spied this case and had to have it.  Only I was short the $5 tag so Marn bought it for me. Thanks, girl!  Notice the “Big A– Book of Crafts” book is washi tape’d over??  My kids knew it was a cuss word so I had to hide it, lol!

 Love using vintage suitcases as storage in a craft room!

Mmmm…love me some mason jars + bakers twine!  Great ribbon storage and the bakers twine is a fun touch.  I actually dug these jars out of my attic where my mom had stored them when I was a baby!  They needed a thorough cleaning!  I bought the lids at Walmart, maybe I’ll paint them someday?  Love that they have history and they’re pretty to look at.

Use mason jars as ribbon storage in a craft room. Tied bakers twine is a fun touch!

The other mason jars house the rest of my random crafts, glitter bottles, washi tape, buttons, glue sticks, etc.  And these small truly vintage crates are perfect for my everyday acrylic paints and bakers twine hoard!Vintage crates are the same size as small acrylic bottles, use them for #organization in the #craftroom

My bigger crates house the rest of my acrylic paint stash, yes, it’s full.  No, I’m not disputing I have an addiction.  They also house my paper cutters, adhesives, wood supplies, etc.

Vintage crate for the craft room, perfect size to hold bakers twine! #organization #craftroom

For scissor and squeegee storage, I used inexpensive jars from Ikea.  I tied a simple white twine bow around the lid just for fun.  I love this little owl.  I’ve contemplated spray painting him but love the distinct vintage vibe, I’m guessing he was manufactured in the 60’s-70’s which is the era my grandmother kept her decor from till the day she passed.  Hence all my vintage goods upcycled from her humble home.

So cute! Glass jars from Ikea for scissor and craft supply storage paired with a vintage owl! #craftroom #organization

Okay, wow, check out this before and during stage…


Okay we need to get a better look at that before image…don’t pin it, lol!!

Messy before pic of my vintage inspired craft room. Nightmare, lol!

Orange arrow: mason jars needed lids but they were already organized, thankyouverymuch. Got the idea from this cute craft hutch!

Aqua arrow: Crates are from JoAnn’s. They’re normally $11.99 BUT you can use your 40% off coupon and get them cheap!  I collected mine over a period of months to make it more affordable.  Stain with Minwax’s DARK WALNUT, paint on numbers with vinyl stencils using Americana’s BUTTER paint, lightly sand and you have instant aged crates.

Green arrow: All those unattractive, easily dented Ikea paper boxes were recycled. Not upcycled, just chucked into the recycle bin! Their contents are now housed in all the crates.

Coral arrow: These suitcases have sentimental value to me AND they’re amazing storage.  My grandma passed away the day after Christmas last year, I inherited these suitcases and keep them closed as much as possible, whenever I open it up I can smell her house, love it.

Yellow arrow: Vinyl rolls!!  Kristi and I have been selling vinyl lettering and signs for nearly 7 years now.  We closed shop and although we hold local craft nights, we no longer sell custom lettering.  I decided to get rid of my stash and only keep one roll on hand for stencils only.  {We’ve shown our stencil technique we’ve been using for years several times, here is one example of our stencil method in case you missed it.}  If you want to get on our craft night notification list, email me lollyjane@gmail.com and I’ll make sure you’re added! They’re always so fun! Our next one is March 14th!

What a crazy before and after, right?? I didn’t realize how trashy the before was??  LOL!!  Painting the stencil was the easy part!  I’m comfortable with CES’ stencils after using them on the following projects:

lolly-jane-stencil-projectsKelli’s dining room | Kristi’s curtains | Kelli’s bathroom

Here‘s a video on how easy it is to stencil.  I won’t lie, it’s time consuming.  This bookcase took me one day, I was determined to get it done all at once so I wouldn’t have to clean up more than once.  I started midday and ended around midnight, taking breaks for real life.  But I promise you, if I can do this, you can too!  They supply all your needs and have lots of informational videos, directions, etc.

I love this “during photo. What a difference the stencil makes on the back of the bookcase!  It really gives it a fun pop of color.  Since I have stuff in front of it, the herringbone is peeking through and I simply love it!  This during photo has one very important item in it: a Diet Coke/Dr Pepper mixture from my fav corner store, Circle K!  I’m a die hard and am on a first name, cell phone exchanging base with the employees, and no I’m not even kidding.  Can’t paint without my soda!  (Again, the soda crate??-I’m a feign, had to incorporate that!)


Nice and clean herringbone lines in this picture of the bookcase after the stencil was painted but before the accessories were put back in.


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UPDATE: Check out our burlap doily bunting tutorial, vintage crate DIY tutorial and a herringbone roundup too!

Lolly Jane
Meet Kelli & Kristi, twin sisters and authors of Lolly Jane. We are two busy wives + mommas who are makers of all things pretty. From signs to home decor and holiday crafts or redoing furniture in between soccer practices, we do it all all while armed with an ice cold Diet Coke. Join us in our DIY adventures! XOXO
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  • Kara - I like the Tuscan trellis stencil. I think it would look great on a rug!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney D - Chevron of course!ReplyCancel

  • Christa - I love the Herringbone all over stencil!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie - I love it.. every single detail. I have just been staring and admiring. Great job. xo jenReplyCancel

  • Jaime Costiglio - That is too perfect. So fresh and fun and perfect to have everything at your fingertips. LOVE.ReplyCancel

  • Beth R - Zagora Allover is one of my faves…but there are about 10 others I’d LOVE to get, too!!!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Freet - I love the chevron or one of the damask stencils!

  • Jessica - I just can’t choose a favorite! I love them all! The fishscale is pure awesomeness!ReplyCancel

  • rebecca lopez - It looks so cute! Great job. Love it’s bright colors!ReplyCancel

  • Erin S - Wow! What a great makeover! I was looking at their website and the Birch Forest Stencil looks really neat – would be great in a boy nursery.ReplyCancel

  • carol - excited about the chevron all over stencil.ReplyCancel

  • Stacy - I love your craft room storage space. I love your space altogether to be honest. I have a tiny sewing space and it is so confining.ReplyCancel

  • Stacy - Also, I would want the Chevron stencil. Chevrons have been growing on me here lately.ReplyCancel

  • Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy - I am totally head over feet in love! You did an AMAZING job! It is beautiful and totally drool worthy and SO organized! I just can’t seem to keep my craft space organized like this! But what a dream and inspiration your storage is! Thank you SO much for the beautiful break from my day!!!
    Jaime :)ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - I love the Charlotte All Over…but I love so many, really.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy @ This Girl's Life - I love the herringbone!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny @ Simcoe Street - I adore the herringbone. This space looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Nadia Daneels - Ooooh, i just love the fishscale stencil! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/fishscale-craft-stencil.htmlReplyCancel

  • saralie - They are all great! I think I will go for chevronReplyCancel


  • Julie B. - The Chevron all over :)ReplyCancel

  • Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely - I think the pebbles allover stencil would make a fantastic painted backsplash, and I also like the Tuscan Trellis allover stencil for a powder room.ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - I love it! The herring bone yellow looks fabulous! Love all of the eclectic storage ideas too – did you make the number crates? Amazing job! :)ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Cary - My favorite is the Fishscale Craft Stencil!ReplyCancel

  • Christine at First Home Love Life - LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! What a happy and beautiful space to feel inspired and crafty in! I would love to win the fish scale stencil!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - SO cute Kelli! I love those suitcases, they are perfect. I would TOTALLY be inspired working in this space.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Brough - chevron please!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia D - I love all of the stencils but chevron is my absolute fav!!ReplyCancel

  • Amber - The Chevron stencil is definitely my fav! But the Herringbone is a close second! :)ReplyCancel

  • Shanna Gilbert - I like the chevron!ReplyCancel

  • Vielka - this is lovely! I’m especially fond of the way you’ve got your paints stored! Now if I could just get my son to vacate his room I could have a craft room ;o) Just kidding!ReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - Hahaha! This WAS a playroom and my kids downgraded to a smaller space (; LOLReplyCancel

  • Vielka - Acck! I was so busy drooling over your bookcase I forgot to mention the stencil…Chevrons all the way, love them!ReplyCancel

  • nichole - I LOVE the herringbone the most!ReplyCancel

  • antiquechase - Chevron baby!! Drooling over this space! I did not see the info on the 1-8 craft boxes… what are those? I’m not certain those are the vintage ones you refer too…. NEED THOSE stat!!! :)

    anyway you can email me where you found them ? TY

  • carrie cantu - Thanks for the opportunity! I love the herring bone : )ReplyCancel

  • icakepops - Awesome! Love all the details you’ve incorporated in the craft bookcase. A great place to get inspired!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin @ Little Corbin Hill - Love the herringbone =)ReplyCancel

  • Sadie K. - i like the morroccan stencil.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - My favorite is the chevron.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I like the Lilly Scroll all over stencil the best!ReplyCancel

  • Holly - Love the chevron! So many ideas come to mind when I see that one!!ReplyCancel

  • Julianne Johnson - I love chevrons and trellis!ReplyCancel

  • Taya Chiniquy - I love the Herringbone.ReplyCancel

  • Dana at Happy Little Lovelies - Loving that herringbone you got there!ReplyCancel

  • Fawn B - I’m totally torn between the fish scales and the chevron as I really love both!ReplyCancel

  • Colette Tervort - Love the chevronReplyCancel

  • jessica w - I love the herringbone pattern the bestReplyCancel

    • Marguerite Guinn - The Charlotte all over! I do love the herringbone, too!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica G - I LOVE the chevron…but I think my husband will flip for the fish scale…so we’d probably get that one. :) I need to learn compromise sometimes, right? :)ReplyCancel

  • Sarah E. - It looks AMAZING! I LOVE the herringbone! I also love the fuji! So many great options!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Powell - The Chevron for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Esau - l love the fishscale stencilReplyCancel

  • Crystal - I love Cutting Edge Stencils. I won one in October and stenciled my whole wall in my office. It looks incredible!! Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - Chevron all overReplyCancel

  • Heather O. - I love the fishtail craft stencil, I think I would use it in my boys’ bathroom!ReplyCancel

  • Sunnie - I like the wisteria tree stencil.ReplyCancel

  • Tracie Brown - casablanca morrocanReplyCancel

  • Becky Johnson - I am so in love with all the chevron right now! Would love the chevron stencil!!!ReplyCancel

  • Allison K - It’s such a toss-up between chevron, herringbone, and polka-dot! I love so many of their stencils!,ReplyCancel

  • Halley - I like the chevron you used!ReplyCancel

  • EmmaJohns - Great stencils! I think the Zagora all over stencil is just what my half bath needs.ReplyCancel

  • Mandi A - There are several that I would love to have but my favorite is the Ikat zig zag.ReplyCancel

  • Zoe Lee - I love the chevron. I too am doing my craft room over, but it will be yellow and gray. I love your colors!ReplyCancel

  • crystal - Absolutely stunning! You did such an amazing job, Kelli! I love the yellow stenciling and the vintage crates. :)ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl@ Sew Can Do - I like the hourglass. My house needs some new looks.ReplyCancel

  • Angelina - Okay, Lollyjane girls.. I am OOOOBER, DOOOOBER jealous of this ADORABLY YUMMY!! room :) Don’t be surprised if you here me knocking on the door, so I can come in and drool all over your carpet :) I am SADLY without a craft room since we sold our house and are now renting… But my fingers and brain are now itching to do something after seeing this.. :) Awesome giveaway, by the way.

  • katie - Not to be a total copycat, but man, I’m loving the herringbone!!ReplyCancel

  • Michaela - I love the herringbone you used! I think I’d use it on my dinning room tableReplyCancel

  • patti - A birds and cage stencil entitled “Freedom”!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist - I love the tribal stencil!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer C - I love the chevron all over!ReplyCancel

  • Makalani - Lure the bookcase. Love the herringbone stencilReplyCancel

  • Jessica Anderson - I love the herringbone!ReplyCancel

  • Eva Scott - This is BEYOND lovely! So so beautiful. I love everything you did and everything you’re using to store stuff. So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Oh what a fun and organized space you have now!! I am green (or should I say mustard yellow) with envy!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - I love the fishscale pattern!ReplyCancel

  • Adrianne Miller - Chevron!ReplyCancel

  • Iuliana Blakely - I absolutely love the bookcases! It almost seems like it all seems much lighter than when the background was white. So cheerful!

    As for this super awesome giveaway, I love the all over chevron and herringbone.ReplyCancel

  • northern cottage - I’m beyond in lurrrvvve with this project….it turned out great… the vibe is just right in my book (a wonderful mix of vintage and bright happy today with some great mason jars thrown in – of course!) how could it be better. I’d love to be able to do something similar by winning this giveaway – my fav would be…mmmmm….either the chevron or fuji!ReplyCancel

  • Nicci - I like the chevron & the herringbone.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea @QueenBandme - Seriously darling Kel… I CAN call you that, right? Since you always call me Andr! LOL! SO I AM IN LOVE!!!! I want a cute crafty space!!!!! Oh and I like the herringbone and fishscale!
    Love YA!ReplyCancel

  • Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe - Gorgeous, Kelli!! Its a fabulous before and after. I love all of your vintage goodies!

    I love, love, love the new Charlotte stencil!ReplyCancel

  • Kat M - I’m totally loving the Rabat Allover Stencil and the Hourglass Allover Stencil… decisions, decisions.

    I love how your book shelf came together.ReplyCancel

  • Kate Alvarado - I love the Nagoya allover stencil!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Gutowski - I just love them all. Guess it depended on what room I was going to do. Love the site and love your blogs.. TYReplyCancel

  • Laura - Love this now come to my house and help me with my craft room!!! NOW!! LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Giveaway Alert! and Some Heavenly Herringbone Visions « Stencil Stories - […] to win a free stencil of your choice up to $50 from Cutting Edge Stencils! Visit the giveaway post here to […]ReplyCancel

    • Stacye Hixson - They have so many beautiful stencils it is really hard to decide, but after seeing the herringbone design on your bookcases I think I am in love.ReplyCancel

    • Rachel - I love all their stencils! I am really looking forward to doing some stencilling in my home!!ReplyCancel

    • Jeanne - I like the Chevron All Over stencil.ReplyCancel

  • Emily - Such fun designs!!! I can’t wait to start on a stenciling project!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - Which stencil is my favorite? Do I have to choose? Every time I see another great project, I fall in love with another stencil! My current fave is the huge chrysanthemum, but I love most of the nature-inspired ones like branches and florals.ReplyCancel

  • Megan - I love the chevron, and I already know what I want to do with it. Super cute bookshelves. I’m a bit jealous of how fabulous it looks and that it’s not in my house.ReplyCancel

  • Annaliza R - I love the Marrakech Trellis Allover Stencil.ReplyCancel

  • Ashlee - I love the herringbone, but I’m always a fan of moroccan vibe and the casablanca stencils.ReplyCancel

  • Amy S - I love the fishscale craft stencil!ReplyCancel

  • Alex Williams - I love the herringbone!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - I LOVE the Anna Damask stencil. I might have a slight obsession with damask and drool at the idea of a full wall.ReplyCancel

  • Sandi Allen - I like the charlotte all over.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda - Thank you for sharing your the pictures of your craft room shelving makeover. I am in the process of moving into my husband’s home office shelving unit that has been sitting in our basement for several years housing a TV, homeschool books, lego creations, etc. I feel like I have been all over our house trying to find a suitable place to not only store scrapbook/crafting supplies but also to create a nice welcoming place to scrapbk and craft. This is my 5th move w/i my house, but this seems to offer the best arrangement I could ask for. My shelving is located on a large wall at the bottom of our finished basement stairs. With a little shifting of furniture, I am hopeful to take over the floor space at the bottom of the stairs in front of the shelving to place my work table, sewing machine table, etc. Your shelving unit is very similar to the oak unit I am taking over. I am still in the process of relocating books and moving supplies onto the shelves. I like the wooden crates you used and will look for those at JoAnn’s & Michaels. This morning I ordered two sets of 2×3 wooden blackboards w/ clips from Pick Your Plum and hope to use those on canvas or wood crates that will store my paper colors and embellishments. I know this will be a work in progress but excited moving forward to hours of creating in a comfy, organized space. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Tamela Hayton - It is so hard to choose which of their stencils is my favorite! I am really in love with the Chevron one.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth - I heart this shelf! I’m working on putting together my daughters’ room in our new house, and you’ve totally inspired me! My favorite stencil has to be the chevron.ReplyCancel

  • Angela W - Chevron All OverReplyCancel

  • Porsche - Do I have to pick just ONE favorite? I love Gabrielle Damask, but I’m really digging Charlotte all over. I also noticed their stripe stencils. I like those, too! If I had a fancy front room, I would pick the classic stencils. Maybe when i finally get my piano room, ;).ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - Can’t decide between the herringbone and the chevron. Love them both!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - Love this one! The herringbone stencil!ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid Taylor - Chevron is by far my fave! Wish I had the time to actually finish a project soon!ReplyCancel

  • Kendra - Love the Marrakech Trellis Allover Stencil!ReplyCancel

  • kathy boake -trout - love the look , would love to try thisReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I hope I win! I want to recreate this fabulous bookcase!!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith S. - my favorite stencil is the new chevron. It looks so much easier than making chevrons with frog tape.ReplyCancel

  • Molly - I’m in the process of scraping wallpaper so I can stencil some of Cutting Edge’s awesome stencils. I love their Moroccan stencils. I haven’t been able to pick a favorite yet but it might be Casablanca!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - I like the Tuscan Trellis Allover stencil – it would be perfect on a bookcase or a rug!
    Your bookcase makeover looks fantastic – I love the colors and the crates – great work!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy H. - coral arrow!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - I’m defiantly loving the Herringbone….already now where to put it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - oooo I love the Chevron All Over but I also like the Charlotte Allover Stencil Pattern I think it would make a great backdrop in my studio!ReplyCancel

  • Amber E. - I like the new Moroccan Tiles Wall Pattern stencil. I need that for my master bath!ReplyCancel

  • kelly tillotson - id love to use the chevron stencil in my kids room! thanks!

  • Kirsten Smith - I love the TUSCAN TRELLIS ALLOVER STENCIL, it would go great in the nursery I’m slowly getting put together. Also, I’m totally going to get crates from Joann’s. Very nice!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie Higgins - Paisley allover all the way!ReplyCancel

  • Marcy - Too many to choose from! But I do love the zinnia or dandelion ones for my girl’s bedroom. :)ReplyCancel

  • megan - love the chevron! How can you not?!ReplyCancel

  • Amie - I LOVE the herringbone stencil!ReplyCancel

  • Audrey Clayton - I’m digging the houndstooth stencil- so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - I just recently placed my first order with cutting edge stencils. One of the ones I’m excited to get is the paisley. So many lovely options.ReplyCancel

  • Whitney Moberg - I love the Zamira allover stencil! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - Your craft room looks awesome–very inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa Jeffers - I love that chevron stencil…of course:)

    And I had my eye on one of their flower stencils since a few months ago, but haven’t bit the bullet yet and purchased…maybe I’ll win this and I won’t have to spend the money! Wishful thinking never hurt anyone, right?!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - I love this!! I think my favorite stencil is MOROCCAN TILES WALL PATTERN. It’s awesome! I’d love to put it on a rug.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - Just purchased a Cutting Edge stencil, the small Rabat, to stencil in a kitchen backsplash. I cannot decide if I like the Chevron or the Herringbone better – I have a short interior hallway with lots of doors that I am painting all white and going down the sides with stripes and stenciling!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - I love these bookshelves. Great IdeaReplyCancel

  • Joanna - Love the chevron!ReplyCancel

  • Jennee H - I LOVE the craft wall! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah C - LOVING the Casablanca Allover Stencil!ReplyCancel

  • Corinne - I live the look of the Charlotte All Over stencil. I’d like to use that eventually when we move into our house.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Givens - Too hard to pick just one favorite :) I am a sucker for paisley, though. The paisley all over is my fave.ReplyCancel

  • Rose - Oh my! So hard to choose just one. Herringbone,
    scallops or the new lace.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - My favourite stencil is the all-over polka dot! I plan to use it in my baby’s room (expecting our first this year)!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecksterw - I love the herringbone stencil….or the chevron….or well all of them really!
    What a fantastic giveaway and your bookcases are simply amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Alia Grace - I love the Tuscan Trellis stencil… have wanted to stencil curtains for my kitchen since the moment I saw it!ReplyCancel

  • Ashlee Aldrich - I like the chevron all overReplyCancel

  • angela cope - i love the herringbone stencil!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I have used Cutting Edge stencils before and have been itching to do another one! I LOVE what you did with your bookshelf/storage area. It’s AWESOME!ReplyCancel

    • Laura - Oops, I got a little excited. My favorite stencil is their new IKAT zig zag stencil pattern.ReplyCancel

  • Amber - I’m loving the fish scale one at the momentReplyCancel

  • Jen - Holy cow, this looks amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Greer - garden birds!
    thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - Love the Chevron all over and would love to do this in my computer desk cupboards.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Hansen - I would love the all over Chevron. I am looking to paint an accent wall in my boys room with it!!ReplyCancel

  • Liz Tuggle - Chevron All Over is my favReplyCancel

  • Brianne - I love the big ferns! I want to spoof up my powder room.ReplyCancel

  • Blair - It is So hard to choose, I love at least 10 other stencils, but lately i’ve been eyeing the Large Tree and Birds stencil.ReplyCancel

  • Natosha - The herringbone is my absolute favorite. I LOVE the bookcase. LOVE IT.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Wenckus - I love the harlequin trellis!!ReplyCancel

  • Lara - I Love the Charolette All Over stencil!!! This would be so Lovely on my Living room Wall & Curtain!ReplyCancel

  • colleen elder - i love the herringbone all over stencil. it is so beautifulReplyCancel

  • Callie @ Callie's Crafts - I love, love, love the hourglass stencil. I have so many projects planned using stencils.ReplyCancel

  • April B. - I like the Cascade Allover Stencil and the Chevron Allover Stencil and the Herringbone Allover Stencil. Love your bookcases!! They look so great!ReplyCancel

  • Randi Gallop - I LOVE the herringbone stencil!!ReplyCancel

  • melissa - Love the tree with the birds…the hen with the chicks is my second!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen U. - I have been drooling over the Rabat Allover stencil for a very long time! I would LOVE to win this giveaway to finally get it! :)ReplyCancel

  • Danette @ All My Love for All My Days - I really like the chevron all over look. You’ve done a great job with this make over.ReplyCancel

  • Jean Bullock - All three are lovely but Charlotte is my favorite.ReplyCancel

  • Theresa - I love the Ikat Zig Zag.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - I love them all! I’d have a hard time choosing!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - The Herringbone stencil!ReplyCancel

  • Maria - My favourite stencil is the chevron patternReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - This is awesome! I like the chevron and the Nagoya the best!ReplyCancel

  • Eden Wagner - I can’t say I have just one favorite but my favorite style is the damask stencilsReplyCancel

  • Erica W - I would love to try the all over chevron stencilReplyCancel

  • Kim - Sweet…love the total bookcase, but my favs are the crates and suitcases!!!! They’re just perfect used for storage!ReplyCancel

  • Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen - I’m going with the Charlotte All Over, but it’s hard to narrow down. And great minds must think alike, because I bought some of those crates from Joann’s to make a little bookshelf for my daughter!ReplyCancel

  • Becky @ The Barefoot Seamstress - I’ve been seeing your amazing bookcase all over the place! What an awesome transformation! Can you come paint one for me? :) I love your style! The fishscale stencil is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Amy J - I love anything herringbone or chevron. Great job on the bookcase!ReplyCancel

  • redjanfan - I love the chevron stencil, it’s such a timeless stencil, I remember is from the 70’s but it’s always been around, even if it’s on a high resurgence right now I think it will always be popular.ReplyCancel

  • Kale - I just did an accent wall in my family room with the fuji stencil and LOVE IT!!!! But I have to admit I also love the chevron.ReplyCancel

  • Emma C - Love the Chevron all Over!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey - Oh goodness! I NEED to win this stencil…I just decided this week that I want to do an accent wall…the Cascade Allover Stencil is my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Before and After: ‘Fan’tabulous Stencil Projects « Stencil Stories - […] We have some giveaways going on with some our blog friends like Lolly Jane and A Little […]ReplyCancel

  • Amy Sparks - Love this! And love both the Herringbone and the Chevron stencils!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - My fav would be the chevron! Love what you did with the herringbone though!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie - I love the chevron stencil. Your bookshelf looks fab!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke - So pretty and so organized. LOVE IT!! My favorites are the three owls. I think I need to make a trip to Kirklands. Thanks so much for the eye candy and great inspiration! Have a fantastic day!ReplyCancel

  • Julia - I love their Marrakech Trellis stencil :)ReplyCancel

  • Lori Smith - I love Cutting Edge Stencils! I’ve just started using them. Love this project. I have my eye on the pear tree stencil, which I would love to do on reclaimed wood or an old door. But there are probably 20 or so that I’d like to order!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee J - oh my goodness!!! Seriously!!! I bow to your craftiness and good desigenuity know how (yes, that’s a new word, feel free to use it) Sooo going on my pinterest. Right.Now!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Shanahan - Charlotte All Over is my favorite.ReplyCancel

  • Angie@Echoes of Laughter - I love this so much! It looks amazing and I love the colour you used! Have a lovely week! Angie xoReplyCancel

  • Kristen | Popcorn on the Stove - I love the way this turned out! I’m currently loving the Moroccan Tiles Wall Pattern :)ReplyCancel

  • the cape on the corner - love this! so fun and colorful-definitely perfect for a creative space!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica L - Love the herring bone design!! Its a bit different take on the chevron, but love it!! Would love to have the tools to make this easier!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila Moore - I love your “new” craft room…I am hoping to do one in the near future. I hate having everything spread all over the house. You always need what’s upstairs or vice versa. Oh and BTW I love the chevron stencil.ReplyCancel

  • Carissa - oh my gosh. you are so awesome! every project is something i can’t wait to try in my house!!! i love the ce stencils and either want the morroccan or the herringboneReplyCancel

  • Trisch - I like the Fishscale stencil.ReplyCancel

  • Victor Zeledon - Casablanca all over!!ReplyCancel

  • Four Simple Stencil Projects for the Weekend « Stencil Stories - […] We have some giveaways going on with some our blog friends like Lolly Jane, A Little Tipsy, and Balancing […]ReplyCancel

  • Kristy Life-n-Reflection - Love the color and design!ReplyCancel

  • Anne - LOVE your craft space. So many great ideas and beautiful design!
    Anne @ circusberry.wordpress.comReplyCancel

  • Weekend Musings | Lacquer & Linen - […] This lovely herringbone bookcase makeover from Lolly […]ReplyCancel

  • Emily @SoDomesticated - What a fabulous area you’ve designed… I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - chevron would be perfect for shelves in my teenage daughter’s room!!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - herringbone!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - I love the Zagora allover! I have a similiar bookshelf that I need to do something similiar to, but I am a bit scared of stencils.ReplyCancel

  • Abby M - My favorite is the Paisely all over stencil.ReplyCancel

  • Chewy tart - My favorite so far is the birch I did a stellar wall in my daycare center with it, im about to try a 2nd method with it on a desperate wall. I also have the dandelion stencil that I made wall art with. Love these stencilsReplyCancel

  • Heather Stockton - I actually really love the Herringbone stencil!!ReplyCancel

  • Erika - I love the damask patterns! The chevron is so cute though! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Kristy - Love the herringbone!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - I just love the Casablanca stencil!!! And I’d do bookcases as my first project.ReplyCancel

  • Monica Brown - I’m just loving all of the chevrons! :)ReplyCancel

  • Bryanne - I LOVE everything on their site, but the Fleur Allover stencil is my fav.ReplyCancel

  • Denise W - I would love to win a Cutting Edge Stencil!
    Thank you LollyJane


  • Tania - Oh My… I love that craft room storage, so awesome!


    • Tania - Whoops, forgot to say that I love that stencil that you used!


  • JoriAnne - Cascade allover pattern. But I love them ALL!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey L. - Your shelves are beautiful! I love the stencils and crates at the bottom. All the stencils are so neat. I’m still in love with chevron, though, so I’d have to go for that one…or maybe the fishtail…it would be way fun, too.ReplyCancel

  • courtney - I love the charlotte all over stencil. Would look great in my dining room!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne - This is the cutest craft shelf ever! So many great ideas!ReplyCancel

  • 32 Ways to Bring SPRING into Your Home - […] Herringbone Bookcase and Craft Supply Organization @ LollyJane […]ReplyCancel

  • erin - I think I am going to have to paint my bookshelves white now!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie C. - Love what you did!! Aren’t you proud?!? I think the herringbone is CLASSIC!ReplyCancel

  • Deena - i love the way the stenciling looks and the entire makeover. Love the Charlotte all over…ReplyCancel

  • Amy Lloyd - They’re all gorgeous but think my fav is Charlotte. Love your craft room makeover, you did a great job of celebrating family treasures and still keeling a clean, fresh look.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Yaeger - I like the Chevron one! I’d love to do a wall in my daughters room with it!ReplyCancel

  • Sharlene Piscitelli - I like the Casanova stencil and the Anna Damask.ReplyCancel

  • JoriAnne - I would love the dandy lion stencil.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberley - Well it is hard to just pick one stencil as a favorite! I have so many project ideas I could do with many of these stencils…..but if I had to pick just one I would go with the Chevron All Over right now!
    I love you bookcase make over…..I think I may have to try this for a shelf unit in my new shop!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I love the whole makeover, from the doily garland at top to the awesome crates on the bottom. I’m pinning!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda M. - Love, love, love the damask ones… such a hard decision!ReplyCancel

  • Shannah @ Just Us Four - This is a fantastic project! Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!ReplyCancel

  • Talitha - I’m loving the Herringbone Stencil!!! I love me some herringbone!!ReplyCancel

  • Bettsi - Hi! This is my first visit- I love your craft shelves! One of my favorite details is the cute bunting you hung on the top, but everything is really cute! I love that fish scale stencil- fun and different!ReplyCancel

  • Becky - I feel so inspired! I am thinking about using the Vintage Paisley stencil which is my favorite!!ReplyCancel

  • Sara - So adorable!! I love this whole idea. Especially the crates used for organizing twine and paint!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa S - I just absolutely love this craft room makeover!! It gives me so much inspiration for my room! :)ReplyCancel

  • Maggie - This bookcase is fabulous! I want to try to add touches to the bookcases in my office but I have been nervous to take the plunge.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa S - My favorite stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils is their TUSCAN TRELLIS ALLOVER STENCIL!ReplyCancel

  • Karen @sugarspicelivin - Would love to get a stencil. I am 1000% obsessed with your book case. So amazing.ReplyCancel

  • dylcia - My favorite stencil is Herringbone Allover Stencil!!! Would look great on my liquor cabinet.ReplyCancel

  • Haley Baas - I love the chevron stencil! It would look great on some pillows!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - the chevron stencilReplyCancel

  • mekei - chevronReplyCancel

  • Julia - Love them all, but the chevron is my fave.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - This is gorgeous! I’d love you to share it at my link party – http://www.findingsilverpennies.com/2013/02/silver-pennies-sundays-link-party_24.htmlReplyCancel

  • Blayne Brewer - I was pinning your awesome storage idea & got super excited once I saw there was a giveaway for it! There are way too many stencils to choose an actual favorite, but anything chevron is fine by me. I’m going to say the chevron allover because I’ve been wanting to design my room with that pattern for months! Plus now we have a playhouse for my niece to work on. :) Crossing my fingers for this giveaway & hoping I win. Thanks for the opportunity. xox.ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - Love the chevron! And the fish scale. Two favorites??ReplyCancel

  • jen - Am I too late? I just stumbled across your lovely blog. I love the herringbone!ReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - So sorry, Jen! But use you can use coupon code LJ10 for a discount on any CES stencil (:ReplyCancel

  • bridgett - Absolutely LOVE,LOVE these!!! Would love for you to share at the party! xo bridgett


  • Nicole @ Mendez Manor - Hi there – I am your neighbor at the Pinterest party. This bookcase turned out really cute…and I love the crates too! Now following you via Pinterest and Facebook. I hope you come over and check out my blog too!


  • Sundae Scoop Top 20 | I Heart Nap Time - How to Crafts, Tutorials, DIY, Homemaker - […] from Smart School House Easter Hugs from Echoes of Laughter Herringbone Shelves from Lolly Jane St. Patrick’s Day Apothecary Jars from Uncommon Designs Gorgeous Spring Wreath […]ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Fox - I love the “real” before ;) Your after is mid blowingly gorgeous though. WOW! What a place to craft, design and dream in you have created. It is absolutely fan-tastic!!!!! Enjoy it :)ReplyCancel

  • Miss Charming - The shelves are so bright and pretty. It looks like a party! (How lucky to have your own craft space.) Wonderful vintage touches, too.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - I am getting ready to feature this on my site and I just noticed you have the framed “HOME” print I made for our gift exchange on display! HA! I love it!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Luisa - I love that you incorporated your families plans into your design. So sweet!ReplyCancel

  • handmade savvy saturday | the handmade home - […] This amazing shelf redo makes me happy. […]ReplyCancel

  • Sarah @ An Inviting Home - This is incredible…totally and utterly beautiful in EVERY way! Awesome job!


  • Steph - Looks lovely. Major props!ReplyCancel

  • Ted Evans - Looking at the before and after pics, I am amazed at the transformation but I would have to say that your before pictures are way more beautiful than the crafts section of my home. I try to make it look pretty but it never comes close to the vision in my head.
    Anyway, I love your work and I am looking forward to your future projects.ReplyCancel

  • Power Of Pinterest Link Party {and Friday Fav Features!} - Fox Hollow Cottage - […] You simply can’t miss this fantastic before and after craft room reveal at LollyJane. It’s full of repurposed and vintage goodies. I’d love to craft in a place like this!! This is just a taste… make sure to go look at the full reveal. […]ReplyCancel

  • Living Spaces: Over 30 Instant Room Transformations (Decorating) - […] ModCloth BlogNew bedroom sneak peek. Painting!SpacesChaplains Corner: The Peace Keepers JourneyHome Is Where The Heart IsParticular Hewlett House by MPR Design GroupA Place for Everything and Everything in its Place – Kitchen Organization from Top to BottomHerringbone Bookcase Craft Room Makeover […]ReplyCancel

  • Inspire Me Heather - What a beautiful bookcase, you’ve done a lovely job! I’ve got this linked to my bookshelves post too today, for inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Creative Herringbone Stenciled Crafts {and Giveways!} « Stencil Stories - […] this gorgeous Herringbone stenciled bookcase that was done by Lolly Jane?  The bright yellow and white sloped stripes give this piece eye-catching […]ReplyCancel

  • Repurposed Wood Soda Crates | Live Simply By Annie - […] Factory, Days To Remember, Thompson Family, Scrapbooks, Etc, Tasha Green, Art Gallery Fabrics, Lolly Jane, Maiedae, Discover. Create. […]ReplyCancel

  • Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil - This is so cute! I just love the stencil and all the details!!! Love it, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Amazing Office Redo on a 0 Budget! {With a Tutorial!} - […] Craft Room Storage | Lolly Jane […]ReplyCancel

  • Distressed Mason Jars | Creative Home - […] sharing distressed mason jars, a craft room organization solution. I’m in the process of sprucing up my craft room and needed some of my quick grab items a little closer to my craft […]ReplyCancel

  • How to distress craft projects quickly and easily {by Kelli from Lolly Jane} - […] in the middle of sprucing up my craft room… slowly but surely. Verrrrrrry slowly. LOL Herringbone stenciled bookcase, check. Crib mattress turned bulletin board, check. Organizational numbered crates, check. Hoop […]ReplyCancel

  • Organizing Made Easy - Somewhat Simple - […] Craft Room Storage / Herringbone Shelf :: {Lolly Jane} […]ReplyCancel

  • Amy W - I’m not sure how I’ve not seen your blog before. You are living with all my dream colors and patterns. This craft space is spectacular. I love every single part about it. So adorable, so colorful, so organized! Perfect in every way! Thanks for sharing this HUGE inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Krista @ the happy housie - Okay so I know you have had about six gazillion comments on this already but I have to tell you that I think it is just about the cutest thing I have ever EVER seen. LOVE it!ReplyCancel

  • Faux Aging with Homemade Chalk Paint | Creative Home - […] chair is lonely but I don’t have plans for it as of yet). I needed a new craft table for my herringbone bookcase craft room I’m working on. I really wanted to try chalk paint but was too cheap to sink any money into […]ReplyCancel

  • Vintage numbered crates - […] had quite a few comments and email inquiries on my faux vintage crates (displayed with my herringbone bookcase I showed with the sneak peek of my craft room makeover last week) and because I’m recovering, […]ReplyCancel

  • Distressed striped wall letter - […] in the middle of sprucing up my beloved craft room… slowly but surely. Verrrrrrry slowly. LOL Herringbone stenciled bookcase, check. Crib mattress turned bulletin board, check. Organizational numbered crates, check. Hoop […]ReplyCancel

  • mint farmhouse table - […] week my in-laws are visiting and I finally got my craft room cleaned up a little.  Which reminded me I never posted final shots of my mint farmhouse table and […]ReplyCancel

  • Christmas sugar scrub + free printable tag - […] a good mason jar project… distressed glass painted jars, jar ribbon storage in Kelli’s herringbone craft room, jar bathroom storage, kids dino-topped jar storage, distressed painted jars, painted jars, burlap […]ReplyCancel

  • American chalky paint tutorial - […] take your ideas into consideration) you know I’ve been debating about the color scheme for my craft room chairs for months.  I painted the mint farmhouse table months ago and have been pondering if I […]ReplyCancel

  • DIY Christmas Decor | Creative Home - […] Hang and display, and you’re done! This project was free for me since I had everything in my stash in my craft room! […]ReplyCancel

  • Top 13 Posts from 2013 + VISA Card Giveaway - […] 3. Herringbone Bookcase Makeover […]ReplyCancel

  • The Top Ten Craft Room Makeovers {Organization & Inspiration} - […] jars, boxes, buckets, anything to hold all the little craft junkies that get lost in my craft room. Lolly Jane nailed it with these wooden crates, vintage suitcases, and mason jars! […]ReplyCancel

  • Craft Room ENVY: favorite finds & designs | MyPaperCraze - […] is the pattern behind the bookcase!  Be sure to check it all out {and so much more!} in their Herringbone bookcase | Craft room makeover […]ReplyCancel

  • Top 10 Craft Rooms - […] not to love about vintage suitcase & crate storage from Lolly […]ReplyCancel

  • Katie - WOWZA!!! I love this! Totally inspired :)ReplyCancel

  • Inspiration For Your Own Craft Room | Creative Home - […] break it down! Our craft room had to be, above all, functional. We started with a built-in herringbone stenciled bookcase that houses ALL of our crafting supplies; from acrylic paint to washi tape, it is the perfect […]ReplyCancel

  • 10 Creative Craft Rooms and Home Offices - - […] Cute and Organized Craft supplies  […]ReplyCancel

  • N2N: {Lolly Jane} Free Children's Art Prints | Crafty CupboardCrafty Cupboard - […] I’ll ever be satisfied with a bookcase again after seeing the amazing job Kelli did with her herringbone bookcase! It is live-in inspiration- it is perfect with the rest of her craft […]ReplyCancel

  • Mabey She Made It Children's Art Prints by Lolly Jane » Mabey She Made It - […] have mad decorating skills too. Just check out the Herringbone Bookcase Makeover and tell me don’t want them to come style your entire house. I know I […]ReplyCancel

  • Painting Concrete Flooring | Creative Home - […] Creative Readers! Kristi and I were invited to share our craft room in a magazine, (guess our herringbone bookcase caught their attention.) Well, Kristi got a little ambitious and told them we’d have new […]ReplyCancel

  • Craft Room Ideas {Before & Afters} - […] am pretty sure this craft hutch needs to find a place in my home. I absolutely love Lolly Jane’s style! Bright and fresh- […]ReplyCancel

  • 12 DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget | CraftRiver - […] 6. Herringbone Bookcase Makeover: The clean yellow lines of herringbone look fabulous on a white background and are created using a stencil. (Tutorial) […]ReplyCancel

  • DIY-ify: 14 Fabulous Decorating DIY Projects! | BHG Style Spotters - […] 10. Bookcase Back Panel Herringbone Makeover, from LollyJane. […]ReplyCancel

  • DIY-ify: 14 Fabulous Decorating DIY Projects! | Jack & Jill House - […] 10. Bookcase Back Panel Herringbone Makeover, from LollyJane. […]ReplyCancel

  • 14 Inspiring Craft Room Ideas - Addicted 2 DIY - […] about this herringbone bookcase from Lolly Jane is enough to make you swoon!  The pop of yellow, the vintage suitcases, the wooden […]ReplyCancel

  • The Weekend re-Treat Link Party #80 - […] Chalky Paint Tutorial | Herringbone Bookcase Craft Room Makeover | Mustard Yellow […]ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - Where did you get the floral curtains in the craft room? Those are amazing.

  • A Closet Refresh | Happy Spaces - […] Source: Lolly Jane […]ReplyCancel

  • Bright and Cheery Christmas Decorating, With a Bit of Whimsy - Home Improvement Blog – The Apron by The Home Depot - […] on a ladder my clever husband built for me. I typically it store in my craft room to reach my herringbone bookcase. Our children saw the stockings on display and were already peeking inside! Hee […]ReplyCancel

  • 11 Tips To Help You Organize Your House - […] Craft Room Storage from LollyJane. The craft room is one room that can get out of hand with one simple project! Keep […]ReplyCancel

  • The Free Office Renovation Project | The Creative Fox Den - […] love this wall unit by Lolly Jane  with the chevron pattern backdrop! It’s beautiful and has so much storage. I also love the […]ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Howell - I love your space, but I am in love with the shelves…. I love their size!! Are those built-ins or purchased shelves?? If they were purchased, I would love to know where.

    I tried reading through the comments to make sure I wasn’t asking a question you already answered, but you have so many comments!! And no doubt, it is a great space and a wonderful look… Beautiful!


    • Lolly Jane - Hey Jenn!

      They were 2 bookcases from a random warehouse that my sister’s father in law acquired. Her hubby installed them to the wall then added molding to them. Kind of random but just find some that fit your space and go to town, girl!!

      And thanks so much for the compliment! (:ReplyCancel

  • Bright and Cheery Christmas Decorating, With Whimsy - […] on a ladder my clever husband built for me. I typically it store in my craft room to reach my herringbone bookcase. Our children saw the stockings on display and were already peeking inside! Hee […]ReplyCancel

  • antler stamped bookcase makeover » Lolly Jane - […] our pretty herringbone bookcase that’s been featured in 4 mags, lots of storage solution […]ReplyCancel

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  • Cabidor - This is a cool makeover! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Sam - The bookshelf is amazing did u put 2 bookshelfs together.. Where did u buy itReplyCancel

  • Lisa - Absolutely Beautiful! A great way to add some interest to an old bookcase. Well done! Lisa TheRingerGroup.comReplyCancel

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