In this little post I will be showing you how you can revamp even the most mundane of shelving units. The thing I really like about revamping shelves is that you dont need to be an expert only handy with a paint brush and in the case good at wallpapering and that’s it!

 

before-shelves

You can make even the most gross shelves the best ever just by sticking a bit of wallpaper on them and giving them a nice new lick of paint! what-you-are-going-to-needalmost-done after-shelves

Wallpaper it just makes everything look better đŸ˜‰

finished-shelves

 

 

-Depending on how DIY savvy you are this little project should only take you about 3-4 hours

-Total cost of materials was including the old shelf $75.

You are going to need:

Wallpaper
Scissors (unless you are going to use your teeth though bite marks all over the wallpaper may look odd lol)
Sandpaper
Wallpaper roller (to smooth out any lumps and bumps in the wall paper)
White Matt paint
Paint brushes
Gloss

I think that is everything…

What to do!

It is best take out the shelves and individually paint and stick your wall paper design on them!

Firstly what you need to do is get sanding. It is important not to over do it or you will end up with a very uneven looking book shelf (unless you want that).
With mine I made sure that I got a nice smooth finish. I then painted the frame with Matt white paint and the rest of the shelf with dark Matt black with 6 coats of paint just to be on the safe side.
The to get a nice gloss you have to then use applied gloss to the painted areas after it dried. Only a thing layer of gloss mind you!

You can also use acrylic paint as well, using acrylic paint may actually be better as you dont have to use gloss after wards.

After that  I wallpapered (I think that is a word) the back of the shelves using a roller to even out the lumps and bumps. I then did the same to each one of the individual shelfs.

To be honest there not much else to say its very easy to do and anyone can do it.

If you have got any questions please ask below. thanks.

(I have just quickly rattled out this post.. very tired after making this little project and I need some rest. I will update this post later on with better instructions).

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  1. J M Lowry

    Wow I really wish my blog was as good as yours.. I find myself always talking about superficial garbage all the time maybe thats just me though.

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  2. Haydee Santiago

    The bookshelf turned out so much better. The wallpaper you chose is very pretty – I love the graphic punch. I am now considering doing something similar to a sad little bookshelf I already have. Thank you for sharing.

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