Dolls house features add decorative flair to a bookcaseMake over an old set of shelves and create a fresh and original bookcase that's as pretty as a dolls house, with a little help from your Resene ColorShop.
Patterned wallpaper and a eye-popping pink became the dominant feature of our new-look shelves. This is a great way to use up leftover wallpaper or paint. If you have enough, you could paper over a couple of storage boxes to match. We also added a floral touch to the room with a flower wall decal from Resene's Homestickers range.
Step one: Sand shelves on all sides and edges using various grades of sandpaper.
Step two: Give them two coats of Resene Enamacryl gloss waterborne paint in white.
Step three: Measure the back wall of the top and bottom shelves and pre-cut two sections of wallpaper to fit. We used green from the Resene Schoner Wohner range.
Step four: Apply wallpaper paste, starting in the centre and spreading the paste out to the edges. Spread in the same direction when attaching it to the back of the bookcase.
Step five: Tape off the back of the middle shelf and give it a couple of coats of Resene Enamacryl semi-gloss waterborne paint in Resene bordello. Do the same to the base, leaving everything else white.
Step six: Make a roof from two rectangles and a triangle of plywood. Attach with wood glue.
Visit your local Resene ColorShop, ph: 0800 RESENE (737 363) or go to: www.resene.co.nz
Resene Wallpaper, Schoner Whonen Book two, Green RRP$76.95 per roll
Tip: Open windows when you're painting inside as the air movement helps the paint dry.
Sylist: Sheryl Burson