So, remember when I was talking about the bookcase I wanted to update? Well, I got some great comments and you all helped me decide that doing a pattern on the inside of each shelf was going to be a nightmare. So, instead I decided to get some particle board from Home Depot, do a pattern on that and connect it to the back.
I started with the particle board board from Home Depot, which we measured and cut (tip: Home Depot will do this for you for free, but we forgot to measure the bookcase before going, so we didn’t know the exact measurements):
Then, I spray painted the board with silver spray paint:
After the spray paint dried, I took the board inside and pulled out my stencils. I borrowed these from Morgana of Fellow Creatives.
I chose the honeycomb, which you can see here:
And, I started to paint the stencil on to the board a little bit at a time:
Let dry and repeat, repeat, repeat.
Between every 4-5 stencil paintings, I had to wash the stencil entirely. This actually worked out fine because I needed to let the paint dry anyway, so it gave me something to do. Now, I’m not going to lie, this took a very long time, but as I saw it starting to come together, I was so excited!
Phew! All done with that part. Now all I had to do was paint the bookcase and attach this to the back. Stay tuned!