The shelf in our playroom used to look like this….
Then my awesome little sister came by with this shelf she picked up on the side of the road (yep, she is my “side of the road picker” in training!) It had a ton of potential, but needed a good bit of TLC!
I gave it a light sanding then went straight to spray painting it:
After three coats of spray paint and letting it dry COMPLETELY, I got out my super cheap acrylic paint…
a sponge brush (comes in a big pack at the Dollar Tree)…
and painted the cracks and corners of each shelf.
Then I took a damp rag and wiped the excess paint off to give it a “glazed” look.
Then before I knew it, that dull bookshelf looked like this:
And now it lives happily in our playroom…
and it looks especially cute with my ruffle lamp on it!