Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bookshelf makeover

One thing I've been wanting to do this past year is paint some bookshelves from my classroom. I was very lucky to have my dad make some bookshelves for my classroom a few years ago. At the time I wanted them red. I loved the bright color and they were a great addition to my classroom. Fast forward 6 years and I'm tired of seeing red! There were 4 big shelves to sand, paint, and paint some more...but I finished my first item on my summer to do list!


Here's the before...

and the after!

Black fits my color scheme better and I want to add "pops of color" with baskets. Now I won't be limited with my color choices. I'll be taking the bookshelves back to school this week. Now I'm on to my next project of organizing my monthly files!


4 comments:

  1. Love the bookshelf. I want to paint my tables this summer, just have to get motivated to do it!
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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  2. I brought 4 bookshelves home to paint. I, too, am painting them black, but some of them are in bad shape. I think I am going to have to strip off all of the old paint off of 2 of them before I can start.
    What kind of paint did you use? Did you seal it?

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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  3. Kelly-

    I used Olympic One (paint and primer in one) from Lowe's. I didn't seal it but used 2 coats to completely cover the red. I gave the bookshelves a light sanding before painting too.

    Marissa
    WILD About First Grade!

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  4. I have bookshelves to paint this summer too! Thanks for telling us what paint you used & how you did it. I haven't really taken on painting bookshelves before. :)

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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