Saturday, 7 April 2012

A Bookshelf Transformation

This Easter Saturday project was another garage sale find. Some people down the road are moving house so we headed on over and found this bright green bookshelf for $2. It is made of particle board and mdf so it is a pretty cheap shelf.

I had the idea of doing some sort of decoupage with some more of my music sheets which I also used on THIS project. I also still had some paint left from all of our other shabby chic projects so I was all set. 

I put two coats of paint on the shelf to cover that hideous green and let it dry in the sun. Next I watered down some PVA glue. Then I ripped up a few pages of music score and glued them on the top and shelves. 

Right now it is drying in the sun but before it is totally finished I will give it a few coats of clear spraypaint to seal it.
Just about to start the third surface

Pretty neat little shelf.
I think I might sell this though. Maybe to the highest offer?
Otherwise it can add to my shabby chic sewing room/man cave.

Happy Easter everyone!


  1. Lovely! If it doesn't sell you could use it to store / display your fabrics and things :)

  2. Aw man! So cute. When I saw it firstly I thought it had maps on it, which would be cool also. CRAFT ENVY!!!!!


    1. Oh i love maps, I can't seem to find any when I'm out bargain hunting. One day..


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