Giving old bookshelves a new look with paint

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Step by step tutorial on how to turn an old desk with bookshelves a fresh and clean update with paint.#BeforeandAfter
  • After
  • Before
  • Painted the back of shelves with annie sloan chalk paint
  • Second I painted on a coat of oil based primer followed by two coats of Swiss coffee in latex semi gloss.
  • I then Buffed out drips and added a third coat in certain areas where needed.
  • Decorated with items I had around the house.

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  • Lynne
    Lynne Detroit, MI
    beautiful!..makes your room look brighter
  • Christine
    Christine Upper Marlboro, MD
    Just found this via Hometalk. That ASCP paint you used on the back of your bookcase. Did you mix it? If it's that Duck Egg Blue, I've never seen it look so GOOD and not in-your-face blue! Very nice job.
  • Janet Hansen
    Janet Hansen Oceanside, CA
    I'm here in oceanside, ca.

    Just bought a two sided desk on Craig's list. I'm going to paint it like yours ! Big job but I want the bright result and

  • Kristin Castellano Zolkowski
  • Rachel Anderson
    Rachel Anderson Portland, OR
    What an awesome transformation! It looks so sophisticated and clean now. The hardware contrasts so great with it too!

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