I have a project I just love how it turned out! A couple years ago (yes, I said years), I picked up a book case at a yard sale for a couple dollars. It was pink, which matched our daughter’s room at the time, so I wasn’t in a big rush to transform it. Well, as the years have gone on, she as gotten older and it is now time to make her room a little more preteen. She wanted black as an accent color. So, while she and my husband were out of town, I changed her room up a bit. She loved how the book case turned out. And, I must say… I did too!
I promise you, if I did it with my husband being out of town, I must have been pretty confident it was going to be easy. If you are looking to do a project from start to finish in one day, this is the perfect project to do.
Here’s what I used to make the upcycle happen:
1 old bookshelf that is in need of some love
Foam paint brush
Foam paint roller
1 ¼ yard of fabric
Double sided tape
- To begin the project, I wiped down the book case and took out the shelves, along with the little prongs that hold the shelves. It was also during this step that I took off the back panel.
- I primed the book case and let it dry
- I painted the book case and shelves, using foam paint brush and a foam roller. Note – You don’t have to use foam. I used it because I didn’t want to see the brush strokes or roller marks. It was the first time using the foam products and I was happy with the way it turned out.
- While the paint was drying, I covered the back panel with the fabric I purchased using the double sided tape.
- Once the paint was dry, I added the back panel (now covered with material) to the back of the book case with a staple gun. It was at this time I also put the prongs and shelves back in.
- And, stepped back and admired my work. I was so happy with the way it turned out.
It truly was that simple! Have you done an upcycle project similar to this one and want to share? I would love to hear from you. Are you thinking you will upcycle anything in the future? I would love to hear from you too! What do you think of my upcycle project?