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$15 Bookshelf Makeover

I have this cheapo wooden bookshelf I purchased from Walmart in college, and it was just not working with the new turquoise desk. So naturally, I decided it needed a makeover. Without further ado, I present my $15 bookshelf, pre makeover.

I used leftover paint (Turquoise Tint from Lowes) from the desk and a roller we had laying around the house, so voila! This project was free.

I did this project the quick and easy way. I wiped the bookshelf down with a wet paper towel and let it dry. This is where I got lazy. I should have probably primed it, but I just went right ahead and painted. I used this roller to apply the paint and it worked like a charm. We usually use foam brushes, but for larger projects the rollers are the way to go.

I painted one coat, let it completely dry, and then painted the second coat an hour later. Two coats was the perfect amount, so I let it dry overnight.

Now my little $15 bookshelf matches the new desk, and I can't help but smile at the color every time I see it. I hope for Parker's sake I don't get turquiose happy and start painting the walls. Kidding, but seriously.


Mrs. M ~ a.k.a. ~ April said...

I love turquoise! So fun! It's so vibrant.

Susannah said...

What a gorgeous color! That shelf looks so great!

Kate Mitchell said...

It looks so great! I'm thinking about finding a cheap bookshelf and doing that for my classroom. I love pops of color!


Ruthie Hart said...

I love it! Such a fun color!

Nicole said...

Looks great! I always mean to do projects like this but never get around to it. Send me some of your initiative please!

Unknown said...

I love a good DIY project. So cute! You did an awesome job. Just stopping by from my sweet friend Brittany's blog - Happy is a Choice.


Unknown said...

Awesome work! Love the color. I have 2 dressers and a desk in my garage waiting for their makeover, I'm addicted lol Wanted to say thanks for linking up with The Bloglovin' Collective this week :)


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