Turning a cheap DVD rack into a set of display shelves
I painted the inside of the rack with a dappled gold tone to better reflect my limited light and show off my collection if random stuff and our collection of stones, minerals and fossils
#.1 the metallic paint does not stick well to veneer so I painted all the shelves and sides with inexpensive brown tole (craft) paint. You could use black with copper or any darker color. Some I thought of trying include, burgundy or dark plum with gold or navy blue with gun metal silver.
I brushed the gold paint loosely around then using wadded paper towels dabbed at it to get the Dappled effect, this took 2 coats.
#.2 yes I got frustrated because I was tired and smeared the brown paint on the sides with my fingers...no it did not work well but it released a lot of frustration :-)
I ended up lifting the rack on its side and bracing it on the shelves behind it to better paint the sides with that big fan shaped make up brush. I then did the same as when I did the shelves.
After about 6 hours it was ready to use
The smaller stones need to be lifted on tiers so I used various boxes stuffed with paper and 12x12 scrapbook to make risers.
I secured them with double sided foam tape
I am now starting to fill in my "new" display shelves just in time to get more cool decor during the Halloween season
Shelf 5 and top shelf