Bookshelf Makeover

How to update a basic bookshelf

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You will need:

Cover strips
Panel pins
Cold glue
Sander
Paint
Dado rail or moulding

So my kids have been complaining that I spend an awful amount of time decorating the nursery. So I had look through their room to see what I can do without breaking the bank.

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This little bookshelf has been bugging me for a while now in all its ugliness. So I decided to add some panelling like I did  with the faux shaker style cabinets.

 

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For the base cut some thicker pieces of wood, mitre after measuring.

 

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Measure and mitre the smaller  cover strips to size as well.

 

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Nail and cold glue the sides of the bookshelf as well.

 

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With all the panels in place your bookshelf should like this.

 

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Measure, mitre, nail and glue the dado rail to the top.

 

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Paint the whole piece in the colour of your choice.

 

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Completed bookshelf, missing another coat of paint or two. It looked so pretty in a corner of our lounge and I thought the kids would let me have it. Guess who won?

 

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Its back in their room with all their Lego that doesn’t fit on their Lego table on it.

 

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