About

Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
• • • • •
Time
4h00

Turn a pair of doors or a bare wall into a magical bookcase mural!
I painted this bookcase mural for my daughter's Harry Potter themed room.

Posted by ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen) from Austin, Texas, United States • Published See ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen)'s 74 projects »
Tags

PrintEmbed
  • Step 1

    Use semi-gloss paint and paint roller to paint the taped-off area. Paint a second coat if necessary. Allow to dry overnight.

  • Step 2

    Print the template on the clear acetate and project the image onto the selected area. Position the bookcase where you’d like for it to appear. Use masking tape to outline the area.

    (note: if you want a more personalized bookcase, you can freehand and not use the projector)

  • Step 3

    Using a pencil or chalk, trace the bookcase (not the contents), adding a border if needed.

  • Step 4

    Paint bookcase shelves and allow to dry.

  • Step 5

    Starting with the top shelf, trace contents.

  • Step 6

    Paint contents with the acrylic craft paints and brushes using your color choices.

  • Step 7

    Repeat for all shelves, allow to dry overnight.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Magical Bookcase Mural - Step 8
    Step 8

    Using a variety of permanent markers or paint, add book names of your choice.

    I used titles that are mentioned in the Harry Potter series. There is a complete list on the Harry Potter Lexicon.

    Note: If using HP book titles, the Standard Book of Spells texts are the seven together on the second shelf from the top, on the right side.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Magical Bookcase Mural - Step 9
    Step 9

    Add embellishments; names on potions bottles, cat whiskers, etc. with permanent markers.

Made this project? Share your version »

Comments

Kinhime Dragon
Kinhime Dragon · Denton, Texas, US · 632 projects
I just wanted to say I loved this so much I'm drawing a picture of something like it. Thx for the inspiration, I really needed it ;)
Reply
Sparkles
Sparkles · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 34 projects
ohh i love this
Reply
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen)
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen) · Austin, Texas, US · 75 projects
Thanks!
Reply
ChArLoTtE bEe
ChArLoTtE bEe
THIS IS AWESOME!
Reply
DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
THIS IS AMAZING! Happy
When I get my place, THIS is totally happening in my library! I love it!
Reply

CO + K User

omg harry potter
Reply
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen)
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen) · Austin, Texas, US · 75 projects
Do it now, if it makes you happy! I've been itching to do another one, but I've pretty much decorated every inch of the house at this point...
Reply
Moe
Moe · 23 projects
this is so cute, i'd have loved to have this in my room!! Heck, whats stopping me now!! Wonderful project, great work.
Reply
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen)
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen) · Austin, Texas, US · 75 projects
hee-hee, well, thanks, I'll take that as a compliment. Happy
Reply
Lorraine
Lorraine · Northern, Illinois, US · 4 projects
You did a great job! I wish you could do my walls...
Reply
Load 4 more comments...