Turn dull bookshelves into stunning centrepieces
WHEN your bookshelves look a little dull, a little time and effort can turn them into stunning centrepieces.
Wooden bookshelves that are scratched and bashed can be washed down, dried and given a new coat of paint.
For fun, you can add stencils. An added touch is to remove the back of the shelves and cover them in decorative contact paper. This allows you to create wonderful combos such as zebra stripes for the backdrop and plain black and white shelving in front.
Good wood is easy to deal with. However, if you have bargain bookshelves that are made of plywood or pressed wood and covered with laminate, you need to do more work.
Buy some fine sandpaper and sand down the surface. Rub off the shine from the laminate. Wipe down your shelves and cover with a thin layer of primer. Now you can paint your project.
Go for an all-in-one colour or paint shelves and interiors in one colour and use a contrasting paint for the outside. Again, think of experimenting with the backdrop by removing the backing and covering in decorative contact paper.
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