Monday, January 30, 2012

Bookcase redo

Happy Monday!  What a busy weekend we had here!  Didn't really do that much around the house over the weekend, but I did get some things done last week.  I finished my old bookcase redo.  It didn't go exactly as planned but I finished it.  I ended up spending more money than I would have liked to but sometimes you just can't help it.  Here is a picture of the bookcase before.

Not the best looking bookcase on the block!  I didn't want to do alot with this project.  I cleaned it off with a damp rag and then primed it.  I didn't bother sanding it because I really did not want to take the time to do it.  I used two cans of white spray paint and that still didn't really cover it well.  By that point I had had enough.  I have told myself in the past I don't like using spray paint and yet I did it again.  I think I have learned my lesson this time.  I am just a paint can and brush kinda lady. We used two brackets on the shelf to mount to the wall so it would not wobble.   Here is a picture of the finished shelf in our bathroom.

I used baskets we already had at home for storage and just threw out things we were not using anymore.  This shelf is just a temporary storage solution until we remodel our bathroom.  Which I hope happens sooner than later.  The project cost about $20.00.  More then I wanted to spend, but it just couldn't be helped.