Today I’m sharing a super fun way to give a plain old Vintage Farmhouse bookshelf a fun makeover using Stamps. It’s a fun technique that adds a warm touch to your pieces and can be applied to pretty well much any piece of furniture that you paint. The possibilities are truly endless!
How To Makeover a Vintage Farmhouse Bookshelf using Stamps
I totally neglected to take a before shot of the bookshelf but here she is all pretty for our Christmas, All Hearts Come Home for Christmas open day.
Step 1 – Give your bookshelf a really good clean with TSP. Give a light scuff sand to remove any lumps and bumps and give a nice smooth canvas to paint. Give the outside, and shelves 2 coats of Little Lamb using your brush, letting each coat dry in between.
Step 2 – Give the inside of the bookshelf 3 coats of Casement letting each coat dry completely.
Step 4 – Carefully pick up your stamp and apply it to the back of the shelf. You can also use the transfer film if you are a little nervous doing it freehand. Gently rub your fingers over the design and pull away. Repeat using different stamps from the stamp set until you are happy.
HANDY HINT: Always have one hand on the stamp to avoid shifting the stamp and blurring the design.
Now to distress!
Step 5 – Grab your 120 grit sandpaper and distress to your liking.
Pop your shelves back in and your all ready to put your favourite books or decorations back in!
Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to PIN for later!
Looking for some more Furniture Makeovers? Take a peek at these!
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- Paint A Dated Farmhouse Shelf
- Decor Transfer A Chair
- How To Upcycle Old Shelves Using Stamps