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Take a vile old bookcase and make it fabulous!

Posted by Kt Bing from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Kt Bing's 56 projects »
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  • How to make a bookcase / cubby. Re Funked Bookcase - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take the backboard off the bookcase and plaster it with glue. I found a cheap spray glue which worked a treat!

  • How to make a bookcase / cubby. Re Funked Bookcase - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lay over your pretty paper and rub out the air bubble (if any) with your fingers, leave aside to dry.

  • How to make a bookcase / cubby. Re Funked Bookcase - Step 3
    Step 3

    I checked at this point to make sure you couldn't see the joins in the paper (I had to use 2 sheets). Hmmm well, you could, but not from a distance, so that suited me fine!

  • How to make a bookcase / cubby. Re Funked Bookcase - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now sand those shelves down! P.s. this is a v boring job, if possible get a partner/friend/random from the street to do this for you!

  • How to make a bookcase / cubby. Re Funked Bookcase - Step 5
    Step 5

    Primer! Slap that prime on!! Well, please don't actually slap, i used a roller and did two layers letting each layer dry inbetween.

  • How to make a bookcase / cubby. Re Funked Bookcase - Step 6
    Step 6

    And yes, you gotta do the same for the main part of the bookcase! Grrrr, this is a lengthy craft indeed!

  • How to make a bookcase / cubby. Re Funked Bookcase - Step 7
    Step 7

    Well i stupidly did not take a picture of me actually painting the colour on (so here is a picture of my cat as a treat for you!), but it really doesn't take a genius to figure out what to do! Paint on your colour and do 2 coats if needed. I think in the future i will give it a varnish too, just to protect the paint.

  • How to make a bookcase / cubby. Re Funked Bookcase - Step 8
    Step 8

    And finally the finished piece, furnish with knick knacks and general rubbish as i have here and you will be one happy lady!!

    Enjoy!

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TJay I.
TJay I. · Baldivis, Western Australia, AU
I love the crates you have on the bottom shelf, did you make those too?
Kt Bing
Kt Bing · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 66 projects
Sadly i did not - but i got them from IKEA! Here is the link for you - http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/80173153/ Love
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
It looks awesome. Have you been to the Diedododa shop in Edinburgh? This looks like something they'd sell there!
Kt Bing
Kt Bing · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 66 projects
oooh no, i shall have to have a look!!! I have sold some painted furniture at the shop Re-made in musselburgh though, that was quite exciting!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
That's awesome. I'll have to check out that Re-made shop too!
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Kinhime Dragon
Kinhime Dragon · Denton, Texas, US · 680 projects
KITTY!!!!!
Kt Bing
Kt Bing · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 66 projects
Lol she even has her own 3 seater couch, she is such a princess!
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