I quite like to go to our local amenity site to look for some unwanted items that I can turn into something nice and give it a second chance in life..
I was so surprised when I saw this beautiful bookcase being left there to rot… I had my inspiration glasses on so, I picked it up and thought I could use my magic on it…
I do not have step by step pictorial on this, however, this is how I achieved the look:-
First I cleaned the bookcase thoroughly with a damp cloth and then dried it.
Then I sanded lightly the wood to get rid of the scratches and the varnish that was chipping.
Once the bookcase was nice and clean I painted the bookcase using a chalk paint in blue shade, it needed a few coats so I sanded lightly in between the coats.
When I was happy with the coverage I waxed the shelves.
I then cut out the wallpaper to decoupage the back of the shelves. As I was using the bookshelf in my shed I used the same bird wallpaper I used to cover the walls.
I used watered down PVA glue to stick the wallpaper to the back of the shelf and then used an old credit card to get rid of the air bubbles, then covered the top with some more PVA glue and let it all dry. Once the shelves are dry I used some clear varnish to seal the decoupaged area
And finished product ready to go up on the wall!
And this is it on the wall – used all the time and is not only beautiful but also practical!
© Evija Roberts and From Evija with Love, 2015.