Chic Shelves: DIY Bookcase Makeover

Blogger Sarah Gunn shows us how easy it is to give your old bookcases a stylish new look.

Blogger Sarah Gunn shows us how easy it is to give your old bookcases a stylish new look.

DIY Bookcase Makeover

Materials:

Stencil (mine was the small Eastern Lattice stencil from Royal Design Studio)

Spray adhesive (semi-permanent)

Paint (I used Benjamin Moore Advance in “Four leaf clover”)

High density foam roller

Artist brush

Paper towel

Hair dryer

1/4 inch white hardboard

Fabric

Glue gun

How To:

1. Remove the back of the bookcase.

2. Spray the stencil with the adhesive and place carefully onto surface, making sure it is centered and even.

3. Apply paint to roller, then remove any access by rolling it on paper towel.

4. Roll paint over stencil, making sure to cover it evenly. If you want the paint to dry quickly, use a hair dryer on a cool setting. Then place the stencil over the next area, making sure you overlap the previous one. This ensures that it will be straight.

5. Let the paint dry then touch up any areas with a small artist brush.

6. If you would prefer to cover the back of the shelves with the fabric panels then simply get 1/4 white hardboard cut to size and cover with fabric. Glue gun the fabric on the back once you centered the pattern. You can simply slide it in place or add some double sided velcro or tape to the back. This option also works well with wallpaper.

Courtesy Sarah Gunn, Blogger, www.polkadotgrove.com

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