Monday, February 22, 2016

Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest - Make a Statement

It has been a few weeks since I have posted, I have been working on my very first entry for the Fab Furniture Flippin' contest. The theme of this month is "Make a Statement" and I couldn't think of a better way to make a statement than by transforming this particle board bookcase that was in dire need of a face lift.

I found this piece at a local Goodwill and was determined to bring it back to life. The sponsor for the contest this month is DecoArt and we got to try their chalky finish paint. I thought this would be the perfect project with it being particle board. I chose their beautiful grey color named Yesteryear.

Go bold or go home was also an underlying theme of this months challenge. I went bold with adding some funky geometric patterned trim to the book case that I got home Home Depot. Also, I added some planked wood paneling to the back. Here is how it looked after I got all of that installed.

Then, I stained the wood panels and started constructing new shelves. I painted everything with the chalky finish paint. It went on so smooth and had great coverage. It took about 1.5 coats for the entire project. 

Once everything was assembled, I use the ultra matte varnish also by Decoart to seal everything. I absolutely loved this, it went on so easy and sealed the entire project very well. Here are some pictures of it completed! 

If you want to see all the other great projects, check out two of the hosts blogs!

If you are interested in participating in upcoming contests, you can email for more info.

Disclosure: Decoart provided me with the paint and varnish to complete this project. All opinions are my own.

Thanks so much for reading!

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