I took an old bookshelf and painted it white! I gave it a sanding, wiped it all down, and added a coat of white enamel primer. Then, two coats of high gloss white paint later, I had a fresh looking bookshelf for my brand new office space!
1) Don't make my mistake: do two coats of primer if you are covering a dark finish!
2) Use an enamel primer- it adheres better to a glossy finish, so the sanding part of your job is a little less difficult.
3) Don't forget that you'll be using this as a bookshelf! If there are a few nicks and ugly spots, so what? Cover them up with a book! :)
4) Load up on personal details
|I had a few of these big scrapes once I placed my shelves back in. But no biggie! |
It's all covered up with books now
|Scrapes? What scrapes?|
|A few of my personal touches: a piece of my great grandmother's pottery, along with a picture of her and her dog, Chiquita :)|
|Books for school|
|Books for fun|
|A few more books (it's a bookshelf, after all) and an old camera|
How do you accessorize your bookshelves?