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Topic: Need help on a bookshelf makeover!!  (Read 561 times)
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Jomu
« on: January 17, 2011 05:36:34 PM »

I have a bookshelf that I have recently turned into a pantry. It is white with writing all over it, well that was nice when I was a kid but now its just tacky.  I know I can paint it any color and it would look better but I am looking for some other creative ideas to getting it looking its best. Any input would be great  Smiley thank you
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indigo flower girl
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011 10:08:45 AM »

Well painting over it seems like a good, obvious suggestion.  If it is real wood, you could strip the paint off and stain it.  Depending on the way it is built, you could probably figure out a way to add a curtain rod above the top shelf and put some sort of fabric over the front to conceal what's inside but also be pulled back easily.

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011 09:53:17 AM »

Black is a great, durable color - especially if you're going to be taking things on and off it a lot.  I love black frames and furniture for that reason... if it gets a ding just take a marker to it and viola!  looks like new.
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tomico
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2011 02:27:33 PM »

You can cover it in decoupage or fabric instead of painting. You could paint then either glue a layer of lace or spray paint through lace or paper doiles. You could add either wood or fabric trim to give it another dimension or you could add rubbed gold onto raised areas. It all depends on your imagination, stash, money and / or taste.

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