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LittleBlueTeacup
« on: April 16, 2007 02:05:00 PM »

We got the bookcase for $5 because it was damaged, and spent this weekend covering it with pages of comics from the 25cent bin at the comic store. We used watered down Elmer's glue to paste the pages on.

Now we just need to give it a few licks of varnish - anyone have any advice on what would be the best kind to use?

Before:

Halfway done:

After:


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(edited to fix pictures because I'm a fool and I didn't read the 'how to insert pictures' guide before I posted... oops)
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mrs_cunningham
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2007 02:20:00 PM »

that is truely awsome!!! Smiley
im So gonna do that!
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2007 05:59:10 PM »

That looks great! What a neat idea. I'm not one to ask about varnish, though.  Huh

Alls I know is it looks purdy.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007 09:54:14 PM »

Ohh, I love this, but I wouldn't have the heart to cut up old Spider-man comics! *tries to peel the pages off your bookcase*  Cheesy This is awesome though, I love it!
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LittleBlueTeacup
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2007 08:29:39 AM »

Thanks everyone!

Liz, we made sure to only use the ones that were already ripped or missing pages... don't worry Smiley

We bought a tin of Minwax Polyurethane Semi-Gloss - it was the only tin we could see that didn't promise a "natural wood finish!"... does anyone know if this will be ok to use? I'm hoping it will just seal it and give it a little bit of sheen, without making the pages see-through...

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2007 06:24:36 AM »

Okay, that makes me feel better then. It's still an awesome bookcase!

If you're not sure about the Minwak, you may want to test a little bit on the bottom or in another spot where no one will see it and then let it dry to make sure it will give you the look you want. It should work-- it's what I would use to seal it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2007 01:11:36 PM »

That's so cool. 
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2007 09:28:17 PM »

i'm curious to know if you ended up using the minwax and how it worked out??

this is so cool!
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2007 10:13:46 AM »

Awesome!

I would love to do this but comic books are, ahem, sacred around here (no ripped ones lying around...).
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tivaclare
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2007 11:25:58 PM »

Very cool! I may have to do something similar with pin up girls (love 'em!!)...
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