Bookshelf v. 2.0 August 4, 2011 DIY, Furniture Makeovers, Our House 2 Comments 4143 Moving on to the last piece of furniture in my brother’s room, I tackled the small eyesore bookshelf from our original office setup. Here’s the boring $10 before: It’s a cheapy particle board bookshelf, but I figured that I already had the paint and it fits in the room well so why not give it a shot? I had to sand it down quite a bit to get the paint to stick because of the slick black finish, but I finally was able to apply two coats of blue to the outside and the shelves. The inside was painted white for a little pop. After glazing the blue parts (I just left the white alone), I finished it with natural wax. The pictures don’t really show off the difference, but I think it turned out really nice all things considered. Side note: check out the sweet headphones my bro got at a yard sale. Up next for his room: a wall color. Any suggestions? See more from this room here and here. 2 Responses Suzanne August 4, 2011 LOVE the contrast — makes for distinct, clean style! Great job! As far as the walls, dove gray is hot right now and would add style, while keeping the room masculine. Reply Ashley @ DesignBuildLove.co August 4, 2011 LOVE the contrast! 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.