Shabby Chic Bookcases

Shabby chic is the trend of taking something dilapidated and making it interesting and modern in style and substance. And for this collection, we offer shabby chic bookcases. They are quite fetching despite their eclectic and interesting styling, and will give you a nice conversation piece if you have guest over who notice your bookcases. Take a look and see what we mean.

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Painted cottage chic shabby cape cod

Painted cottage chic shabby cape cod
Offering a distressed finish of the white paint this handmade bookcase is a perfect choice for any hallway, while its salvaged wood and glass structure adds plenty of visual appeal to your home and will provide you with a significant boost of space.

French Shabby Chic Rosesvintagecream

French Shabby Chic Rosesvintagecream
The elegant bookcase in French shabby chick style. The bookcase back was prepared in the decoupage techique and covered with the romantic rose pattern. This style will be perfect for the French restaurant or the young lady's bedroom.

Painted cottage aqua chic romance aqua

Painted cottage aqua chic romance aqua
You could find such a shabby chic bookcase in an idyllic country estate, on the outskirts of Provence. The bookcase has been renovated, and the maritime color is emphasized by its unique carved columns and solid shelves as well as a drawer with crystal knobs.

Shabby French Country Chic Beige Washed Wood Sylvianne Hutch Bookshelf Display

Shabby French Country Chic Beige Washed Wood Sylvianne Hutch Bookshelf Display
Dreamlike bookcase in elegant form. Construction is made of wood and finished with carefully made carvings. Includes 2 drawers and 4 open shelves in various sizes. Perfect for storing books, display decorations and more.

Shabby white small bookcase shelves chic

Shabby white small bookcase shelves chic
How to turn a plain, wooden bookcase into an interesting piece of art? That's simple! Shabby it with intriguing wallpaper and there you are – all set to conquer the world of furniture fashion. The vintage appeal of this bookcase is truly timeless.

Door bookshelf beach house door

Door bookshelf beach house door
This project is very original and unique. It includes a very nice bookshelf with the front made of old doors. All shelves are solid and the whole construction looks very nice with colorful flowers, books and decorations.

Vintage shabby chic hand painted

Vintage shabby chic hand painted
This vintage hand painted bookcase will be a great proposition for all shabby chic lovers. It enchants with its intricate silhouette, full or adorned accents. Back, made from white wooden bars only emphasizes the warm, cottage appeal.

Our advice Buying Guide

For those who didn't believe it's possible to make a statement with a bookcase, they haven't seen shabby chic bookcases. The books we collect say a lot about our personalities. Therefore, why not put them on display on something that's dripping with personality? These bookcases evoke cottage style in combination with rustic and weathered beauty. However, you don't have to limit yourself to placing these pieces in those style rooms. We've put together this buying guide to help inspire you.

What is shabby chic design?

When designers use pastel colors that mix with antique furnishing, lace, florals, vintage, and country accents, this creates a shabby chic design. The beauty of these dreamy and soft styles is they're simple and affordable to create.

How to decorate with shabby chic bookcases?

These bookcases are a beautiful addition to bedrooms, the corner of dining rooms, and in living rooms. Because they can feature more than books, they work well as a way of showcasing dishes, pottery, plants, artwork, and other decorative elements. Mixing and matching this style of the bookcase with other design options works successfully thanks to their painted surface and decorative elements. For example, a shabby chic bookcase is a beautiful addition to a modern style room as a way of preventing it from appearing too cluttered or overwhelming.

The addition of shabby chic bookcases helps pull a room together to create romantic styles. Some of these bookcases feature high arches, drawers on the bottom, and pedestal legs. Their features are reminiscent of the vintage quality you would find in antique store furniture. One element you'll see common in most pieces is wood carvings and other ornamental accents. Under most circumstances, these bookcases feature beige, white, cream, or pastel paint finishes.

Are shabby chic bookcases durable?

These bookcases feature a solid construction most often of pine or hardwood. Those that have a pine construction will be softer and more prone to dings and scratches. However, their painted surfaces will help offer protection from those occurrences. These bookcases typically have a myriad of elements including drawers, doors, and accents. When in combination with each other and if the construction is hardwood, it creates a heavy piece of furniture.

What are the standard measurements of shabby chic bookcases?

You’ll find when shopping for these bookcases that the standard depth is twelve inches deep. However, the widths will vary considerably. The same is true regarding the height of the bookcase. Each of these factors will depend on the number of shelves you’re looking for as well as the specific style. Think about if you would also like the shelves to be adjustable.

You’ll also need to look at the amount of space you have available in the room. Do you want the bookcase to go behind another piece of furniture? Is it going to fill negative space along a wall? Would you like it to go in a corner? Answering these questions will help you determine the measurements and use of the bookcase.


Vintage bookcase shabby chic french blue

Vintage bookcase shabby chic french blue
A pretty though simple vintage open front bookcase crafted of solid wood with a slightly aged pale blue painted finish. It has a rectilinear frame, a rectangular top, a full base, 3 rectangular shelves.

Bookcase cream distressed shabby chic

Bookcase cream distressed shabby chic
Vanity take on a shabby chic bookcase, made out of oak wood with a weathered and distressed coat of white paint. The bookcase has three large shelves, which provide a lot of space for books and curio display.

Shabby Chic Bookcase Shelves Cream Dresser Display Wall Unit Drawers Bookshelf

Shabby Chic Bookcase Shelves Cream Dresser Display Wall Unit Drawers Bookshelf
Tall bookcase consisting of 2 drawers and 3 open shelves in various sizes. Construction is made of wood. Suitable for storing books, display decorations and more. Application in all kinds of interiors as needed.

Painted cottage handmade farmhouse

Painted cottage handmade farmhouse
Shabby's style was born in the 90s on the USA west coast and quickly became one of the most popular design trends. It is shown in two twin shabby chic bookcases of oak wood and recovered boards that form the back of the bookcase painted in a green shade.

Kids Bookcases

Kids Bookcases
This is a very original bookcase that features a very interesting color and stylization. This construction includes plenty of space on shelves. What is more, the product has also got a spacious storage drawer.

Shabby chic bookcases

It's a shabby chic painted pine bookcase with the queen Anne style, old white finish and wooden structure. It will transform your home into the romantic and classic space. Three shelves and 44 inches of high are excellent for bedroom and drawing room.

Shabby chic display ideas

Charming open shelving unit converted from a traditional door cabinet. It's made of wooden materials finished in white both outside and inside. It has gently curved legs, bottom and top aprons, 3 shelves.

Painted bookcases

Want to sprinkle your kitchen or living room with a rustic and colorful flavor? With this stylish piece of a light-blue bookcase with a white interior, you can set your decorations on 4 open shelves. The bookcase is secured by a pair of doors with reticular panels.

Shabby chic bookcase 2

Never thought that a mix of finishes can look so good in a front room decor. This indoor area comprises three different bookcases of totally varied styles, but they still look good with each other. Must try that at my home.

Shabby chic white bookcase

Wooden bookcase with a very solid construction. This piece of furniture offers practical storage shelves. Old-styled white color of this bookcase matches any type of interior design. Classic shape is also very stylish.

Book case that i love

Book Case that I Love

Shabby chic bookcases 2

High rack made of wood with antique finish. It consists of drawer and 3 open shelves arranged vertically. Suitable for storing beddings and other necessary things. Application in all kinds of interiors according to taste.

Simply shabby chic bookcase

A lovely, farmhouse bookcase that is going to fit any room with a little space to spare. The piece includes wooden construction, a square base, an arched top, and 5 open shelves for your rectangle masterpieces.

Shabby chic bookcases 4

A small antique bookcase, which thanks to its charming, vintage character can smoothly be a shabby chic kitchen or dining room cabinet. Ideal to store glasses or dinnerware, it will enchant with its ornate finish.

Shabby chic bookcase uk

This piece is going to bring Mid-century accents straight into your living room. The display cabinet is crafted from Perillo solids and Alder veneer, with 3 adjustable shelves, plate-grooved glass inserts, and rheostat controlled interior lighting.

Shabby chic bookshelf

This sleek and very eye-catching shabby chic decor is the perfect solution for the office or home office. Lovely details, beautiful finishes of furniture, sculptures, beautiful lamp and large cabinet create a pleasant workplace.

Shabby chic shelving unit

Bring some country flavor into your home with this cute bookcase. Made of wood and painted in white, this bookcase features 4 open shelves, a lovely heart symbol on top, and a chicken wire back panel.

Shabby chic wall units

Shabby Chic Bookcase with some of my Furniture appliques / mouldings added.

Shabby chic style bookcase with cabinet at the base in

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Shabby chic bookshelves

This unique bookcase it's a good solution to bring some roughness and vintage accents into your decor. The whole frame is crafted from durable wood, along with its 5 open shelves. The back panel is made of a cardboard, and it suits the whole, quite nicely.

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nice way to dress up a plain bookcase with some decorative moldings

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This pretty shabby chic bookcase constitutes a good spot to display your most cherished belongings, i.e. a dinnerware or collection of vases. Its 5-tiered construction offers an impressive storage space.

Antique bookcase with doors

Beautiful White Antique Bookcase with Glass Doors and Fretwork

Beautiful bookcase and picture above it

, beautiful bookcase and picture above it

Fantastic shabby chic bookcase solid oak

fantastic shabby chic bookcase solid oak

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... Furniture Range > Hand Painted Shabby Chic Distressed Pine Furniture

White room decor painted bookcase

white room decor - Painted Bookcase

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Vintage teacups on a shabby chic bookcase

Reclaimed wood shabby chic open bookcase

Reclaimed Wood Shabby Chic Open Bookcase

Small shabby chic bookcase

Small Shabby Chic Bookcase.

Ideas for old bookcases

A nice element of furniture for people who are looking for functional and antique stylizations. This one includes many drawers and storage compartments. Its white color and sole decorative elements look nice in any stylization.

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This interior decor is very attractive. It includes many functional and decorative elements finished in neutral white color. A bookcase includes many solid shelves for books, decorations and other items.

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ShabbyChicGallery: Some Shabby Chic DIY Ideas For Your Home!

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Preloved | shabby so chic bookcase, armoire, display shelves + drawer for sale in Leicester, Leicestershire

Shabby chic french glazed bookcase white grey 2

Shabby Chic French Glazed Bookcase (White, Grey)

Painted cottage chic shabby white handmade by paintedcottages 995 00

Painted Cottage Chic Shabby White Handmade by paintedcottages, $995.00

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stand for play room

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Shabby Chic Bookshelf: How to Share Vintage Appeal – HomesFeed

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Oak Bookcases | Oak Bookshelves | Home Office Furniture

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Shabby Chic Bookshelf: How to Share Vintage Appeal – HomesFeed

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Oak Bookcases | Oak Bookshelves | Home Office Furniture

OUR ADVICE Questions & Answers

I would love to get myself a shabby chick bookcase, but are there different types to choose from?
Bookcases, both the shabby chic ones and other, come in several types. The most popular styles are standard, Étagere, ladder and leaning, Scaffold, corner, cube and built-in bookcases. Each style does not only look a bit different but also utilises the space in a different manner.
How high is a standard bookcase?
The height depends on the style and type of your bookcase, but most of them range from three to eight feet tall. Keep in mind that when considering which bookcase to buy, height is both about the aesthetic and practical aspect. While tall bookcases are generally more formal, smaller ones can be more practical, as you can use the top surface.
But how to choose the width?
Consider the width of your bookcase in relation to the height. For example, if you want to purchase a tall bookcase, it might be a good idea to get yourself a couple narrow units, instead of a one wide unit – this gives you flexibility. In the case of a shorter bookcase, it’s better if it’s wide, as this makes it more noticeable and substantial.
What’s the usual depth of a bookcase?
Standard shelves are at least 12 inches deep. This provides enough storage space. However, some bookcases can be narrower – ladder or leaning types are a good example. That’s why it’s important to plan what your bookcase will hold pre-purchase.
Anything else to know about the size of my bookcase?
Remember to make precise measurements of the space between shelves in correlation to the items you plan on keeping there – for example, the height of your books.
Is there any extra functionality I should pay attention to when choosing a bookcase?
There are three options which may be good to consider – adjustable-height shelves, room dividing bookcases and wheels. While wheels and the option to adjust the height of the shelves are pretty straightforward, the option of using a bookcase as a room divider is both original and practical!
What are the most popular materials from which bookcases are crafted?
Bookcases are usually crafted from wood, particle board or metal. The choice mostly boils down to the aesthetics, but naturally, a metal bookcase will be the most durable. Still, it’s really rare for a bookcase to break under the weight.