We both really love reading and books. A lot. The only problem with that is that every time we move we have to move a dozen full, heavy boxes of books with us. So I bought this Ikea bookshelf from someone on the Charleston Navy Marketplace on Facebook back in September before we moved to new housing for $10. Then we moved and I had an actual garage I could put it in and forget about it. But it's finally done!
It was very easy. After cleaning everything, I gave it two coats of Zissner Oil Based Primer.
Then I painted everything except the backboard with Semigloss Olympic paint in Babbling Brook (D61-2).
I painted the backboard using some leftover white paint from another project, then I stenciled the quatrefoil design on the back with a pencil.
Next, I hand-painted in the stencil with a sample size can of Olympic paint in Nectarina (C27-4). It didn't take as long as you would imagine, and you don't have to be perfect.
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, and it still cost a lot more than it would have to buy brand new bookcases. I think I spent less than $50 on the whole project, so I WIN!