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Upcycled bookcase

Budding Contributor
Budding Contributor

A good sanding and fresh paint gave this bookcase a modern look and makes the original VJ panelling stand out.



The project


I bought this bookshelf on Facebook Marketplace for $50. I love the VJ paneling so much, it was the whole reason for this upcycling project.


I sanded it down with 120 grit sandpaper, wiped the dust away and then painted two coats of British Paints Prep 4 in 1. Finished it off with three coats of leftover Dulux natural white interior paint.


Before and after






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