Yard Sale Furniture Repurposed: Bookcase

HGTV Magazine gives the simple how-tos of transforming a bookcase into a cheery bathroom storage piece.
Repurposed Bookcase Doubles as Bathroom Shelving Unit

Repurposed Bookcase Doubles as Bathroom Shelving Unit

HGTV Magazine gives simple how-to advice for transforming a bookcase into a cheery bathroom storage piece.

Photo by: Photography by Philip Friedman/Studio D

Photography by Philip Friedman/Studio D

By: Jessica Dodell-Feder

Materials Needed:

  • medium-grit sandpaper
  • paintbrush
  • acrylic primer
  • semigloss latex paint in 2 colors
  • painter's tape

Step 1

Sand the wood to remove any old paint or varnish and to even out any nicks.

Step 2

Prime the entire piece and let dry, then paint the inside of the shelves (we used Fall Harvest by Benjamin Moore); let dry. Tape off the interior edges of the shelves. Apply the second color (ours is Jet Stream by Benjamin Moore) to the outside of the bookcase. Use short strokes and just a little paint at a time on the shelves' narrow edges to avoid drips. Let dry.

Step 3

Fill baskets with bath goodies and place them on the shelves.

produced by Anthony Santelli

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