Guest Post by Sarah
After recently wandering around the Camberwell Market on a cold Sunday morning in Melbourne and admiring some of the antique furniture, I was keen to 'up-cycle' an ordinary bookcase I had at home. So I took to youtube for some handy hints, and got stuck into the project.
From the local hardware store, I bought:
- 1 sheet of 250 grit sandpaper
- 1 sheet of 100 grit sandpaper
- 1 paint brush
- 1 litre tin of water-based semi-gloss paint (this was too much paint - I could have used half this amount!)
Wait for it to dry, then paint. You don't have to be too fussy with the painting, so if you don't get full coverage with one coat, don't worry - it adds to the distressed look!