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Painted Bookshelf

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Category Gardening
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical, Funky, Mod, Eco-Friendly, Ethnic
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What materials did you use? Re-purposed an old book shelf bought at a garage sale for $5. It was old and beat up a bit but I needed something to organize my books and of course, saw it as a blank canvas. I painted in colors that match my decor and taste, teal and black with a Mexican pattern painted on both sides. The insides are just painted with both a lighter and darker shade of teal. Once the pattern was painted, I created a stain and washed over the entire bookcase to give it more of an antique look. I wiped off what I didn't want and then sealed it. For some fun, I created accents using teal glitter paint outlining the bookshelf as well as highlighting the "medallion" design on the sides. I also added a bit of bling with some simple clear and green rhinestones in the center of each medallion. Oh and I also added some great wheels, making it easier to move around my home. Hope you enjoy!

Blueyedmexicana on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Re-purposing something old into something useful again.

Blueyedmexicana on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be patient, have a plan, think outside the box, make something you can use and admire.

Blueyedmexicana on craftsy.com

It must look fabulous in your space!

08/03/2012 Flag