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Bookcase Makeover

Bookcase Makeover Project

Remember my friend who I made the cool photogift idea for? Well, I also did a bookcase makeover for his apartment with a bookcase I didn’t have room for.

I started with a bookcase the same as this – why do I keep forgetting to take before pictures – except mine was a little more beat up than the one in this picture.

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Since he’s a guy, he wanted dark colors. We decided on black and he chose the backing which is wrapping paper from Michael’s that cost $1.50.

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I used Krylon spray paint and it took just over 2 cans. To adhere the paper to the back I used a spray adhesive.

[easyazon_link asin=”B000C0158E” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”girlfrarelike-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Krylon 2421 Fusion Spray Paint, Satin Black[/easyazon_link]

To easily attach the paper to the back I removed the back panel and afterwards reattached it with small nails.

[easyazon_link asin=”B000GLG7I2″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”girlfrarelike-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Krylon 11-Ounce All-Purpose Spray Adhesive[/easyazon_link]

By the way, that spray adhesive is really good! It’s super sticky so if you use it try not to get any on your hands.

Here’s how it ended up looking:

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Not bad, right?

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I had a lot of fun doing this and now want to do another bookcase makeoverfor myself.

I’m thinking lighter and brighter colors for me though.

Maybe something like these

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http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/decorating/great-bookcase-ideas-00000000013601/page4.html

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http://www.pgeveryday.com/home-garden/home-decor/article/bookcase-makeover

I’m still working away at my home office nook. A little update: I had a major fail.

I screwed up a painting project huge and will embarrassingly show you when I’m ready to post an after picture with it. I think that would help me redeem myself if I can show you that it does eventually end up very nice. (I hope!)

I’m hopeful to have everything all put together nicely by the end of the week…yay! I can’t wait. I just hope it turns out as nice for real as I imagine it in my noggin’.

 

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