Since I have a couple big research papers going on right now, of course it is the PERFECT time to be starting new crafts .
I bought this bookcase http://www.spacesavers.com/kkpubopr.html][url]http://www.spacesavers.com/kkpubopr.html[/url] at costco ($30! Amazing deal!)
I wasn't feeling little-kid primary-colors in my bedroom, so I painted the whole thing black. I wanted to paint something fun and funky on the outward facing sides, and ultimately decided to go with images from loteria (Mexican bingo) cards. The whole thing probably took about ten hours over the course of three or four days. I am just waiting for the varnish to set and then I am so excited to get in my room and loaded up! It is a huge improvement over my current bookcase (a stack of crates covered in a flat bedsheet....)
Front view of the painted shelves