Here are some free shelves I picked up, after a quick rough sanding.
More sanding & primed:
Finally, a few coats of paint, decorated, & put in my dining room!
So I think that the color was too dark & made the room look cluttered.
Instead, I've decided to get away from the mix-matchy look I thought
I liked for awhile & change to a more fresh & clean white look for my downstairs.
Downstairs they went for priming...
I picked out some wall paper for the back of the inside that would go with my
main level color scheme & decided to paint them with
Rust-Oleum Heirloom White spray paint.
Even though the wall paper had that postage stamp self-stick adhesive on the back,
I used Mod Podge to make sure it was extra secure.
Then, I adhered the wall paper to the back of the shelves.
I coated the outside with Mod-Podge as well to protect the wall paper
& give a uniform finish.
After everything was dry, I used
Rust-Oleum semi-gloss polyurethane spray
to seal everything.
Then they went upstairs & were reassembled.
I've started putting them back together & will post those pictures soon!
"It was more than discovering something that I loved to do -
It was discovering someone I had always been."
~ Natalie ;-*