A bookshelf makeover for kids – for your car enthusiast
A few months ago I redecorated my youngest son’s bedroom. The bedroom was too young for him so I (we/including my in-laws) painted his bedroom and transformed it from a babyish room into a boy’s room. I had almost finished it but still had to paint a bookcase to hold his books and paint a headboard for his bed.
I had picked up a bookcase from a thrift store awhile ago for $12. I gave it a light wipe and sanded down the scratch marks. My son’s room has a car theme so I decided to paint this bookcase to look like a road.
I sprayed paint it black initially but didn’t like the look so I got out my Behr Stealth Jet paint that is the equivalent of Annie Sloan Graphite and proceeded to make my own chalk paint to give it a “road” look.
Here it is below with the first coat of my own chalk paint Behr Stealth Jet (aka Annie Sloan Graphite). For the “road” look I cut out white pieces of paper as my pattern 3″ wide x 7″ long to create the road and placed it on top of the bookshelf spacing it until I got the look I wanted.
I measured using my pattern, and taped the area that I wanted to paint white for the road. (I will do a full post on how to do this AND how to paint stripes without bleeding).
And here’s the final look. My son helped me “style” the shelf. It’s a little cluttered for my taste but hey, it’s his shelf. Hopefully there will be more books than cars on the shelf one day. (lol)
Do you have a car enthusiast in YOUR home?
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Debi Collinson is a Designer. She renovates “fixer uppers” to flip or to rent. She staged houses for 10 years. She has seen houses at their best and their worst. Debi passes on her knowledge to help people Add Value to their Home while making their home a stunning retreat at the same time.