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Upcycled Bookshelf Accent

By: KT Wells

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At a Glance:

Project #16874 Skill Level: Beginner
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Waverly ® Inspirations Chalk Finish Acrylic Paint - White, 16 oz. - 60746E

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Waverly ® Inspirations Chalk Acrylic Paint - Maize, 8 oz. - 60682E

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Waverly ® Inspirations Chalk Acrylic Paint - Moss, 8 oz. - 60683E

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Waverly ® Inspirations Chalk Finish Acrylic Paint - Dusk, 8 oz. - 61168E

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Waverly ® Inspirations Chalk Acrylic Paint - Ocean, 8 oz. - 60686E

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Waverly ® Inspirations Chalk Finish Acrylic Paint - Night Sky, 8 oz. - 61169E

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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

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Other Supplies

  • Boxcutter/Razor
  • Cutting Mat
  • Old or thrifted books
  • Strong Hold Glue
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Gloves (for protection, if needed)

instructions

  1. Using a pencil and a ruler, measure out the sections of the books you want to cut out. Mark them with a pencil.
  2. Begin cutting the books with the razor blade along the lines. Please be careful to watch your fingers. You do not have to use too much pressure for the paper to cut. For those who have access to a band saw, you may want to use that for cutting to save time.
  3. Make sure you do not cut two sides of certain books for there to be edges to have this project lean on.
  4. Paint all of your book spines with Waverly Inspirations paints, or any desired color.
  5. Using a hot glue gun, glue all book together with the longer ends on either side.
  6. Let dry. Then for extra support you can glue a piece of small cardboard or wood if you desire.
  7. Cover up any electronics or boxes on a shelf of your home!

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resources

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Learn More about Waverly Inspirations

Learn more about the complete Waverly Inspirations system, which includes fabrics, ribbons, paints, stencils…

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Learn more about the complete Waverly Inspirations system, which includes fabrics, ribbons, paints, stencils, and tools!

Related Resources

Waverly Inspirations Chalk FAQs

Waverly Inspirations Chalk FAQs

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions on how to use Waverly Inspirations Chalk!

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Free Crafting eBook - Waverly Inspirations

Free Crafting eBook - Waverly Inspirations

Download our free eBook to learn about the Waverly Inspirations home decor stencil and paint system

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Related FAQs

Yes, you can create custom colors by mixing any number of the Waverly Inspirations Chalk paints together.
Start with the lightest color, adding in darker shades until desired color is achieved.
The benefit of painting with Waverly Inspirations Chalk is that no prep work such as sanding, stripping or priming is needed.
When painting on previously used furniture, simply clean the surface using a glass cleaner to remove dirt or dust particles. When painting on glass surfaces, make sure to clean surface using rubbing alcohol.
Stir well to incorporate the paint. Use straight from the bottle or pour a small amount onto a palette.
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