Wah-Lah!!! A wall of books. And just like a wonderful fiction novel, this is a make-believe library.
Just don't look too closely or you'll see that the books repeat . . . And you can see the spacing we used for placing the wood in between the rows of books (see the strips of blue paint peeking through - that's how we set a framework for the wood trim) to give the faux library a 3-dimensional look or how we created the illusion that the books were popping out of the wall.
Here's how we did it.
Tools (or what you will need to create your own faux library):
this wallpaper on Amazon but there are lots of other designs but since I have an old house, I was looking for a wall of books that appeared old too. This is a wallpaper border but we used it to cover an entire wall.
First we started out with the wall of wainscoting. And since the wainscoting was already level, we had a great place to start laying the wallpaper.
Now we still have a little touch up work to do, like laying a little bit of flooring in this area...but it's really starting to come together and seeing this, I think this little library is going to be one of my favorite spots in the house now.