I inherited this little bookcase from a friend who was moving. It was just one of those mdf covered in laminate pieces of furniture from like walmart or target, so I didn't feel bad about redoing it.
I forgot to take a picture of it before, but I put a stencil of fern leaves made of contact paper on the doors, then I primed the whole thing and spraypainted it a light green. (I hope the apartment managers don't notice the light green tinge to the porch...)
If I ever do a project like this again I will DEFINITELY choose a simpler design for the stencil. It was like surgery trying to take the contact paper off without taking off any paint with it since the surface of the laminate is so slick. I had to take an exacto knife and score around the ENTIRE image and painstakingly peel it off one leaf at a time....
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The image is a lot subtler than I had intended, but I think it's ok.