Monday, 31 May 2010

Black and White Bookshelf

White bookshelf with black interior

It's getting there.

The interior and exterior will need one more coat of gloss paint. The shelves too.

I'll have to take my time with this part of the process, so there is a straight edge between the white and the black. A small flat brush will be used to achieve that and some masking tape.

The country-style doors which were on this piece will not be going back on - we're happy to have a plain open bookshelf.

It really is becoming an entirely different piece of furniture and I can't wait for it to be finished.


  1. Looking good:) I can't wait to see the finished result

  2. It's looking great Anita! Nearly there now, and the hardest parts are done. Mask well!

  3. i must say, that is the hardest bit of painting with black - getting a straight edge!! it's looking, huge improvement.

  4. Looking great! Yes, I can imagine those edges might be a little pesky to do. Have fun!

  5. Make sure you use the blue (expensive) masking tape and peel it off and soon as the paint is dry. I have found it to be the best when trying to keep colours separate and neat edges. Looking forward to the finished product pics.

  6. It is going to look fantastic. It takes time to be neat doesn't it? Worth it in the end and I cannot wait.

  7. Just a tip: if you're having trouble with the edges, try using a small (tiny) roller. It will give you great coverage and it eliminates the sight of brush strokes.
    Hope that's a help

  8. Can't wait to see it finished Anita.
    I usually feather (brush lightly) the paint across the edge of the masking tape so it doesn't go on too thick and remove it straight away,(that's on walls anyway, I guess it would work for surniture too).

  9. Nice work! Look forward to seeing the finished product (and you coming round to Arana Hills and doing mine next nudge nudge wink wink)

  10. I am loving your blog..we are renovating a queenslander too so am following your blog closely. I've just started blogging so hopefully you'll see my progress soon!!! Keep the posts coming PLEASE!!


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