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Cool-coloured bookcase

Transform a humble MDF bookcase into a stylish piece of furniture using a cool three-colour combo from Resene.

Fun with furniture with Mark Rayner - Project 06

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: a MDF bookcase, clean cloth, paintbrushes (including a medium-sized artists’ brush), sandpaper and wood filler. Resene Quick Dry and Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel tinted to Resene Alabaster, Resene Panorama and Resene Relax.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen tinted to Resene Float.

Other ideas: For a bright pink look, try a combination of Resene Cabaret, Resene Geronimo and Resene Shocking.

Step 1
Step one
Fill any holes in the MDF with wood filler and allow to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Lightly sand smooth and remove any sanding dust with a clean cloth.
Step 3
Step three
With the bookcase face down, apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the back of the bookcase, as shown.
Step 4
Step four
Stand the right way up and apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the rest of the bookcase. Allow two hours to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Paint the interior shelves and walls of the bookcase with two coats of Resene Alabaster, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Paint the outside walls, top and back of the bookcase with two coats of Resene Panorama, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Using an artists’ brush, carefully paint the outer edges of the bookcase with two coats of Resene Panorama, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Using an artists’ brush, carefully paint the outer edges of the bookcase with two coats of Resene Panorama, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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