Painting the Book Case

This shelving system was rescued from a friends “trash” pile.  It lived in our laundry room in it’s “natural” wood state for the last couple of years.   I wanted to jazz it up and use it in the kitchen for storing all of our dry grains and staple in all the groovy jars that I like to collect. Cost Plus has some of the best prices and choices for glass storage.  But there are others.

First I lightly sanded the wood using 3M 220 grit sand paper to remove oils and gunk that may have built up during it’s stay in the laundry room.  Next I wiped all the surfaces with a dry clean rag and then used RustOleum Painter’s Touch spray primer.

The primer sat and dried for about an hour.  Then using black Rust-Oleum’s Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover 2x on the outside and inside side panels were painted.  The back of the shelves were painted with sierra cottage rose by Glidden a Satin latex paint from Home Depot.

Excuse all the poor quality photos, but I am using the photos on my HTC Evo phone, which is suppose to have a fantastic camera, I disagree.  I want to document all the DIY projects I am working on anyway,  so please bare with me until I get a new camera or figure out the quirks on this one.

The shelf has a new purpose and I am thrilled with the way it came out. I scuffed up the edges and sanded specific spots to give it the signs of wear and tear that make it feel it’s been around for ages.


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