Sometimes, you need a little pop of color. But you are renting your house and you might not be allowed to paint some of your walls with bright, fun colors. In our new home, we have a small bedroom that is being used as an office. To use it as an office, we seriously needed some shelving. So, I bought a really inexpensive bookcase off of craigslist, and some $4 spray paint from Lowes, and VOILA!
Because it’s a cheap, laminated board, I used a fine sandpaper block to rough up all the surfaces first. I’m honestly not sure how much it helped, but it definitely didn’t hurt. You’ll also notice I pulled the little sliding doors out of the bottom shelf as well. I bought a spray paint that was primer and paint in one – this helps the paint adhere to a challenging surface. When all is said and done, it’s far from perfect, but it will definitely add some color to our little office space. Happy projecting!