CHI Good Questions: Covering Up this Scalloped Detail?

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Amanda has a question for the crowd: “Hi AT! I have a large built in bookcase around my fireplace. It is the main focal point in my living room, taking up a wall the length of our house (in conjunction with two windows on either side). Our house was built in 1922 and decorating is a mix of modern, vintage, antique. Kind of hippie and preppy at the same time. I hate the scalloped edge at the top of the bookcase, it doesn’t match anything else in the house. Eventually I’d like to tear it down or fit a scalloped bottom to it and box it out, for right now I’m looking for some ideas on covering it up. Any ideas would be super!

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We have to admit, we kind of like the scalloped detail, especially with that great, whimsical Uptown Art Fair poster…but, it’s not our fireplace, so let’s hear it, AT-ers – how would you disguise the scalloped edge on this built-in? Let Amanda know in the comments below…