Here is the boring, yawnerific bookshelf that I began with today. (Not bad, just needs a little spice!)
|White 9 Cube Organizer at Do It Best|
My original intention was to buy a darker wood imitation product for the church nursery, but since I can't pass up a deal, I now had a plain white particle board bookshelf to put together with thick cardboard backing that needed to be attached.
I put together the piece with only a few minor setbacks. If the peg doesn't seem to fit . . . don't force it you probably have it in the wrong place. I'm smart like that, if the peg doesn't fit . . . I go get a rubber mallet and make it fit. So after having to use the rubber mallet to pound the screws into the hole with the plastic pegs to get them back out of the incorrect holes, I now pass on my newly learned knowledge about plastic pegs and inadequately sized holes.
After having the bookshelf together and only needing to attach the thick cardboard panels to the back of five of the openings, I realized that I had to do something different with this bookshelf. How could I make this piece of furniture match what we were planning to do with the rest of the room? Here is the color scheme we choose thanks to Design Seeds:
|City Brights by Design Seeds|
|Chenin - After on Design Sponge|
|Colorful Bookshelf - Unknown Source|
(if you know where this came from, I'd love to know)
So I decided to use four different colors inside of the bookshelf to emphasize the color scheme we are using for the room! Here's how I did it:
|My Colors of Inspiration|
2. I used sponges to apply the color to the thick card board panels. You could definitely go for a brush or even for spray paint.
|It's Coming Together|
|Painting the Cardboard Blue|
5. Finally, I attached each panel to it's prospective shelf. Be sure to hammer the nail into the center of the particle board. If you get too close to the surface, the wood may expand causing a ripple in the wood.
Here is the finished product!
We may at some point buy the fabric drawers for some of the cubbies, but for now, the bookshelf is looking good with a spice of color! Our church is working on redoing the entire nursery: a baby room, a toddler room, a cry room, and the Pre-K room. If you have any interest at all in being a part of this project, go to our church website at: www.yourfamilyplace.com. You can choose to donate time or money to Gulf Coast Worship Center to be a part of our project. Thanks for reading my blog!!!