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World travelling, north of the 49th living, Caribbean born, Barcelona dreaming makeup artist. A motionless perpetual motion machine.
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Refinishing Laminated Wood aka How I Spent My Time Off.

Found a pin linking to a tut on repainting laminate furniture and I got bit by a bug to redo an old piece from IKEA. Normally IKEA pieces do not fair to well for me but the LACK line is a very sturdy, heavy series of pieces which have faired really really well for me. The tv unit and the bookshelf have survived two moves and countless shifts and repositions without a loosened bold or leaning shelf. Definitely one of the better IKEA furniture purchases I have ever made.

Changing colour schemes the light laminate wood still works but I get bored easily. Looking for any excuse to update my space I scanned the tutorial and realised I would need to buy a thing or two. Yippee. Shopping, seizing the opportunity to learn a new thing, and get a new look from older pieces was a win-win situation.

Had to turn my livingroom into a bit of a mess, emptying the bookshelf, drop cloth haphazardly thrown down, cans of paint everywhere, but it was soooo worth it.

Repainting my LACK bookshelf


Stripping and base colour.

old water-stained LACK bookshelf

would never have finished if not for my power sanders

after sanding
Have to admit, I liked the shelf a lot once I stripped it. Almost did not want to continue.

after 2 coats of Behr's Bonfire (270B-7)

Part 2 shortly.

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