Pinterest Project #1

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Another resolution I made for 2013 is to make some crafts from Pinterest. I pin so many projects that seem pretty easy and look really cute! The “before and after” projects are my favorite. It’s amazing how a cheap (and sometimes ugly) piece of furniture from a thrift store can be transformed with just a little bit of paint! I found this bookshelf for $6.99 at Goodwill and decided I would take some pointers from Pinterest to make a unique piece.

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Before & After

Although I was a little intimidated, it turned out to be a pretty easy project!

Supplies:

  • Sand paper
  • Paint brushes (make sure they have fine bristles otherwise it will leave brush marks)
  • Primer
  • Semi-gloss paint (I used the color “dark graphite” from Home Depot’s Behr brand)

How to:

  1. Sand the piece of furniture so that it is smooth and clean
  2. Wipe it down with a damp cloth and let it dry
  3. Paint on one or two coats of primer; wait for it to dry between coats
  4. Paint on a coat of the colored paint; let it dry before painting one or two more coats
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