My little bookcase all redone in white. So cute!
Here is the before and after and redo process.
This is the bookcase before, dark brown faux woodgrain... ughh!
First I sanded the entire case, and then wiped off all the dust with a damp cleaning towel. The sandpaper I used was Sandblaster from Wal-Mart, and the sander used...
was my trusty little Black & Decker. I love this thing and use it in every furniture project.
Now time for primer, I used Zinnser 1-2-3 Primer for all surfaces.
First primer coat in process
Painting is the step I love most. The paint is Valspar Ultra Paint plus primer in Ultra White. The paint is a paint and primer, but Lowe's recommended putting an actual primer underneath, which is why I did used the Zinnser primer before painting.
Look at that first coat. The bottom is not painted here because I was waiting for my Love to get home so he could help me flip the case upside down to paint it. This shelf may look a bit dainty, but she's a heavy one! A second coat was needed, and after waiting 24 hours for a complete dry between coats, it was time to move her inside.
Next I had my own personal, professional shelf installer put the shelves back in for me. Such a cutie!
And there it is...now why does it seem so much simpler here than it was in reality. **AM