Hi everyone, I hope your having a great weekend,
Today I wanted to show you a fantastic makeover done by my childhood friend and neighbour Lisa, who now lives all the way over in the UK.
Lisa made over a thrift shop bookcase into a gorgeous creation for her daughter's bedroom.
I asked her to send me some pictures and a write a bit about it so I could feature her, thinking I would need to edit it anyway.
Well I'm going to use her excellent photos and text as they are. Seriously this girl needs her own blog - you will be very impressed!
So without further ado - here is Lisa's bookcase makeover......
Hi Nats, So – as I was saying – your blog was the inspiration behind this DIY project as I really don’t like to paint so needed the motivation to do this! I found the bookshelf in a re-use / recycle shop and for £5 I thought... bargain
So I trotted off to the hardware store as I don’t even have a paint-brush, let alone any paint (did I mention I hate painting?) Told the shop assistant I didn’t think it needed to be sanded (truth be told I hate sanding more than painting and couldn’t be bothered... hope that doesn’t come back to bite me on the ass)
So he told me to buy the sugar-soap to clean it properly first and then the paint (Dulux Once “One Coat” Satinwood Pure Brilliant White) and a brush.
Got home, cleaned the bookcase and painted it... realised that “One Coat” is just a figure of speech and it clearly was going to need another.... 24 hours later when it was eventually dry, I did the second coat... and a few days later (got held up by sick kids and life in general) had to do a third coat (hate painting!!!) but finally it looked lovely
Then I cut some scrapbooking paper to size and applied some spray-mount to the back, stuck it to the back of each shelf and voila! (Not sure how long the paper will last or if there was a better way to do it, but those were the colours and patterns I wanted so just did it like that.)
It looks lovely in the gap where her crib used to be, now that she’s progressed to her ‘big-girl-bed’!
So thanks again Natalie, keep blogging as I love your projects and already feel creative enough to tackle something else... something that doesn’t involve painting......
I hope you enjoyed seeing this inspiring makeover, and a huge thank you to Lisa for allowing me to share.
Thanks for stopping by,