Adding color to a simple bookcase adds such 'wowfactor'. You can do it inexpensively without the mess of paint by using fabric attached with spray adhesive to foam core board cut to fit inside the bookcases. Then just replace the shelves.
Tutorial to add beveled crown molding on Billy bookcase (Ikea) This is an excellent storage solution for A's bedroom. Besides the crown molding, the custom back panel allows you to pull in other colors or patterns. This takes a little bit more work, bu