Thursday, 14 August 2014

Bookcase Delight

I'm slowly going around the house and making fun changes. I have 2 bookcases in a passageway that hold the boys' books. The timber is quite dark which dulls the passageway so I have taken a paint brush to it.

What I used
- Canterbury Blue EZ2 Paint chalk paint in different colours
- sandpaper
- paint brush
- rags

What I did
- cleaned the surface to remove dust
- I applied 2 coats of different coloured paints
- Allowed to set for a few days, because I got busy.
- lightly sanded the paint to make it smooth and also to age it slightly by making the timber show through in places.
- applied the wax and buffed it off
- convinced the kids to help me to bring it back inside :) 

This is a nearly finished photo. Here the bookcase has 2 coats of paint but I haven't sanded and waxed it yet. 
Here it is all finished and back in place.

I love the blue and green colours. 
Now I have to put the books away and I hope no one notices that I am going to cull some books. Though I am sure the bookcase will still be full when I have finished. I don't think the colour in the shelves will show with so many books on there but it will still be nicer than before I started. 

Then I have to paint the second bookcase. I wonder if the kids want to have a go?

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