Especially when painted on shelves that take up an entire wall, like we saw many. Apr 28, 2017 in fact, years ago i tried painting a billy bookcase only to see the paint on it bead right up. This allows you the flexibility to find the right piece to fall in line with whatever budget or look you are going for. This diy tutorial walks through painting a bookshelf to take it from dark to light. Painting the back of our built in bookcases young house love. Chalk paint in the make and colour of your choice i used annie sloan old white you can see the full range of colours here. Fortunately, after years of providing a muted backdrop for artfully arranged objects and book spines, these hardworking builtin and freestanding furniture pieces are no longer doomed to disappear under a coat of plain white. Before i dive in, this is a tutorial for painting laminate ikea furniture. The faux wood was kinda orangeyyellow and really made the room already lightchallenged because. The black bookcases that we have available come in more than just wood, we also carry metal, glass, and plastic options. To get the weathered finish, start by priming the wood.
When shopping for bookcases, there are a variety of factors to consider. All opinions, images and love of painting projects are 100% mine. First, consider the size of your book collection and any. Ikea billy bookcase hack with shiplap angela marie made. With this aesthetic, you can decorate the bookcase with practically anything. We have way too many bookcases but was wanting to put one in. There was no need to paint the sides and back of the bookcase because nothing sits on them, just the flat surfaces. I applied all the paint with a brush and a mini foam roller. Back the hutch or bookcase with a different color or pattern. Jun 08, 20 ive had this bookcase for as long as i can remember. How to refurbish particle board furniture with paint. Take a look at 19 of the best billy bookcase builtins ever.
Jan 31, 2015 so instead of painting it i updated in 3 other ways. So if you happen to have a dark wood bookcase or open cabinet in your home like i do, eh hem and you want or need to keep it but want to lighten things up a bit, you can work with a dark piece and lighten it up without paint. Howto paint laminate furniture jenna burger design llc. Benjamin moore makes good products but i am inclined to recommend sherwin williams as ive worked with them more than my benjamin moore retailer. Firstly, the two long black walls emphasize the length of the apartment. I took some left over beadboard, painted it blue, cut it to size with a jig saw, and placed it in the back of the hutch. Alternately, if you painted them white theyd match the trim. Sep 02, 2014 i really wanted to line the bookcase backs with a beautiful grasscloth, or other pretty wallcovering, but until i decide for sure, for now i decided on paint. Paint a thin coat of primer on the bookcase and shelves if you are painting the bookcase a solid color. Cure times is one of the most understimated facrots in paint durability. After the primer dries, you cna use any kind of paint you like. Today well show how to prepare your bookcase for painting and then teach you a few tricks of the trade on how to professionally paint your. According to interior designer marisa smith, when painting a large, builtin bookcase, choose a color thats compatible with the walls, rather than painting it the white of the woodwork. Theres just something about solid black bookcases that i find luscious, elegant, and beautiful.
To apply the crown molding, measure the perimeter of the joined bookcases, and cut the crown molding to fit with 45degree miter cuts. Shop painted bookcases and other painted case pieces and storage cabinets from the worlds best dealers at 1stdibs. How to refurbish a faux wood bookcase with chalk spray paint. But dont want to go and add the dark grey eggshell paint i have, to the. Sauder harbor view library with doors, antiqued paint finish. Painting or staining your bookcase will transform it into a new piece of furniture. Need help deciding whether to paint or stain bookshelves. Painting a book case with annie sloan chalk paint as my next part of my tipsprojects from my master bedroom makeover, i am going to show you how i redid my book case. Apartment therapy readers are an amazingly helpful and knowledgeable group over the years, they have stepped up and provided answers to all sorts of questions about how to do things around the house better, where the best sources are and, of course, what color to paint the walls of your fill in the blank. See more ideas about painted bookshelves, painting bookcase and bookshelves. Black bookcases home office furniture the home depot. Whether plain, wood grain or patterned, the layer of laminate on your bookcase or other furniture is a material made with melamine, like the brand formica. How to paint laminate furniture i thought i should be able to paint my laminate computer desk but was kind of afraid to try.
I painted both bookcases, 4 doors fronts only, and 7 shelves backs and fronts with 2 quarts of behr ultra paint with primer in a satin finish. We have brought together the best ikea billy hacks in one place to inspire you to create something amazing. Use a bristle paintbrush to apply the primer and paint in the. Painting would have resulted in a lot less work, but might not have resulted in the appearance you desire. The right paint for cabinets and bookcases diy beautify. Watch the tutorial how to use a paint sprayer on furniture bookcase makeover im embarrassed to admit i still havent had time to work on my defunct gallery wall, butheyhopefully the yellow distracts from that. A woman painting part of a bookcase with white paint. Next it was time to apply the removable wallpaper in this fun black and white geometric print. Im going to share how to use chalk spray paint and is it worth trying with a faux wood bookcase makeover.
How to paint ikea furniture in 5 easy steps grillo designs. Furniture projectsfurniture makeoverhome projectsdiy furniturepainted furniturebookcase makeoverrefurbished furniturenursery furniturewhite furniture. To this end, i would recommend the use of minwax polyshades in classic black. Wood furniture is made of solid lumber, but laminated furniture is constructed of inexpensive composite such as fiberboard. Bookcase with structure in black painted metal with glass shelves.
Free shipping on everything at overstock your online living room furniture store. Jun 15, 2010 this past year, i was creating and decorating a bedroom for my fiances little boy, and was painting furniture for his room black. Lastly, we will add a bit of black glaze to the creases of the bookcase. I lightly sanded the surfaces smooth, removing any lumps and bumps. Exprofessional painter here and i have painted many things in my life. I recently shared my newly styled bookshelves, but before i added all the colorful books and stylish accessories, i gave the bookcases a much needed makeover since painting the space deep blue, the once fauxwood bookcases got lost in the dark hue of the walls, and they were ready for a transformation. Top sellers most popular price low to high price high to low top rated products. Two bookcases wrap around the corner to host tableware and collectibles in this dining room.
Aug 30, 2012 i recently shared my newly styled bookshelves, but before i added all the colorful books and stylish accessories, i gave the bookcases a much needed makeover since painting the space deep blue, the once fauxwood bookcases got lost in the dark hue of the walls, and they were ready for a transformation. Here is my dusty bookshelf, prior to its no paint necessary makeover. Winston porter bookcase cat collage design graphic art on canvas x1619015 format. Most of all allow plenty of drying time for the paint to fully cure. Can the bookcases or the other cabinet go elsewhere. How to paint and decorate a builtin bookcase todays. Category early 2000s italian modern painted bookcases. Large bookcases are often cluttered with too many books and decorative items. Using an ikea billy hack is a great way to create a stunning bookcase on a budget. How to paint ikea laminate bookcases home guides sf gate. Amazons choice recommends highly rated, wellpriced products available to ship immediately. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Sometimes in order to truly transform a room, you have to go bold and jet black paint certainly fits that mold. A white bookcase in the corner maybe ikea with either a dark color or a.
Country chic paint provided the paint for this project and d. Bonus points for gold accent pieces on the shelves. Black will show every speck of dust, but i realize that and am willing to deal with that, as long as the paint finish looks better. Bookshelf paint ideas and inspiration architectural digest. To make that woodsy bookcase or dresser look like it should belong in a magazine, painting it dark grey takes it into a modern and postmodern direction. Painting the bookshelves black would make them a match for the leather chairs and they should then blend better with the other cabinet. After priming, go ahead and paint your billy bookcase with 2 coats of paint. Dont be afraid to paint its no secret that paint can transform any piece of furniture, and this built in bookcase makeover proves yet again that paint is an affordable option that really makes a statement. Then i decided to buy this one with the doors to add to it.
By mixing 4 pure white to 1 warm white, i came up with a color that was almost a perfect match to the valspar bistro white of the bookcases. It took me about four coats of white paint to cover the dark bookshelf. Black builtin bookcase trend dark shelves trend house beautiful. Since painting the space deep blue, the once fauxwood bookcases got lost in the dark hue of the walls, and they were ready for a transformation. We bought a nice unfinished alder bookcase and are painting it white to match a desk that we just bought. Put some newspaper or cardboard underneath the feet so that you can paint them without your brush coming into contact with the drop cloth and getting bits. Use a high quality paint brush for all the places you cant reach with a roller, like the corners and shiplap board gaps, then roll the rest. You can see the rest of my master bedroom makeover here. Weve been using an easy living latex paint that was color matched and recommended for us by someone at osh. This cheap old bookshelf got a brand new life as a paintedshinyblack new bookshelf, and i also decided to remove the cardboard backing, like you, to let the yellow walls show through, and so it wouldnt be too. This will allow the bookcase to blend in with the room, instead of standing out and overpowering the space. This highly pigmented urethane varnish will give a very dark black finish in one or two coats. Paint outside trim of bookcase in dark gray or black and inside in white. Nov 22, 2016 sometimes in order to truly transform a room, you have to go bold and jet black paint certainly fits that mold.
The bookcase was narrow, but not narrow enough to roll the paper out from top to bottom. However, by adding a splash of paint for the knobs or handles, you can add just a bit more of visual delight for the piece. After the paint dries, rub a wax candle on the edges and sides of the bookcase frame. The secret to successfully painting ikea shelves apartment.
If you want the focus to be on the decorations or nicknacks on the bookcase s shelves themselves, then using a dark color like black is an excellent method to do just that. You can beadboard, wallpaper, stencil, or just paint the back of the hutch a. Bookcase will be painted a low gloss white to match the trim in the rest of the house. But recently, i figured out the trick to painting ikea furniture that makes it totally doable. The bookcase is black walnut plywood with poplar trim and a 18 tempered hardboard backing. Use a bristle paintbrush to apply the primer and paint in the direction of the wood grain. Connect the adjacent legs with a screw, then secure the bookcases to the wall with l brackets. See more ideas about diy furniture, furniture makeover and furniture projects. Apply a primer first based on the paint type and color youve selected and let it dry.
You apparently would like to see some of the actual wood grain. I hated the boxy overfilled look and wanted to exchange it for something prettier and lighter. New satin black painted bookcases painting bookcase, bookcase. Burgundy paint picks up shades in a portrait attributed to thomas gainsborough in a washington, d.
After a few coats of farrow and balls pitch black paint and a little styling, the bookcases truly came to life, jackson says. Bookcases have been quietly blending in with the woodwork for far too long. Paint the bookshelves with a sagegreen semigloss acrylic using a dry brush to create an imperfect finish. Apply a small amount of black glaze along the creases of the bookcase. After experimenting with the pure white and warm white, i found a match. In fact, years ago i tried painting a billy bookcase only to see the paint on it bead right up. Ive had this bookcase for as long as i can remember.
No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Paint your bookcase a new vibrant or neutral color if it is made of wood or particle board. The ikea billy bookcase is 40 years old and there are so many great hacks out there that celebrate this birthday. Jul 14, 20 today well show how to prepare your bookcase for painting and then teach you a few tricks of the trade on how to professionally paint your unfinished bookcase. Use a sharpie and printer paper to create a simple design, then take the paper to kinkos or a similar store to have. Painting the inside of bookshelves is a great way to add color, depth and. Oct 24, 2017 bookcase makeover part one i have wanted to replace the old ikea bookcase in our lounge forever. On another question, someone suggested that latex paint is not a good choice for furniture and that we shouldve went with an oilbased paint. I definitely recommend spraying the paint for a nice even finish. Bookcases are functional pieces of home or office furniture that can also contribute to the overall aesthetic of a room. How to paint and decorate a builtin bookcase todays homeowner.
When it comes to hacking great storage, no other ikea product works a room like the billy bookcase. Im trying to get some lighter colours into my room, so i thought that this would be a good start. It had a broken part, i called sauder, and within a short period of time, they sent a new part. Im assuming two coats of white primer followed by one or two top coats of white, with appropriate prep work between coats. When painting something that gets a lot of use then use enamel paint instead of normal wall paint.
The dark and small bit of bright color combination offers simple. We have books stored all over our house, so we didnt necessarily need the new bookcase to be just for books. I recently shared my newly styled bookshelves, but before i added all the colorful books and stylish accessories, i gave the bookcases a much needed makeover since painting the space deep blue, the once fauxwood bookcases got lost in the dark hue of the walls, and they were ready for a. See more ideas about painting bookcase, furniture makeover and bookcase. Since the light fixture in the room will be pewter i want to add a bit of that grunge without going overboard.
What type of paint should you use for a bookcase and why. The billy bookcase is pretty straightforward to build right out of the box, or you can get creative and make elaborate storage that looks great. After the primer is dry, apply multiple thin coats of paint until it is the color you want. Jun 21, 2017 i couldve taken the backs off before painting, but it didnt really matter. Use damask wallpaper in a pastel tone on a white bookshelf for a clean, classic vibe.670 549 902 896 996 597 1290 72 1395 1408 888 992 873 321 826 1156 853 1507 263 780 618 39 524 1302 745 281 1405 405 1436 1422 1586 262 126 205 31 1311 1346 1342 543 1328 1331