The thing that kicked off my daughter’s bedroom refresh was this DIY modern bookcase. The girl needed storage for all of her stuff in a bad way. Cluttering the top of her dresser, nightstand, and desk with all of her knick-knacks and collections worked for her, but made me cringe every time I entered her room.
- 6 wood boards 1″x12″x4′ (I used finger jointed pine boards)
- 1 wood boards 1″x12″x6′
- tape measure
- wood glue
- screws + screw driver
- drill for pre-drilling screw holes
- wood filler
- paint (I used Benjamin Moore Simply White)
- PRICE!!! I mean come on. Under $50 for an amazing paint gun!!
- Sprays beautifully and quickly! The coverage you get using a spray gun is amazing, especially since you’re not using as much paint as you would with a brush and roller. And of course the time you save just can’t be beat. I used it to paint Sam’s antique spindle bed black, and was blown away by how quickly I was able to get the project done. The thought of having to have hand paint all of those spindles just sounds like a nightmare.
- It comes with a mason jar canister which is BRILLIANT because 1) You can fill your own mason jars with paint as extras to have on hand for large painting jobs for super fast canister changes, 2) You can save unused paint in the canister by adding a mason jar lid, 3) Worst case scenario, you break the canister. You’re up and running in no time by using another mason jar (I’ve never had that happen, but it came to mind), and 4) The glass jar is easy to clean.
- You don’t have to add paint additives to thin out the paint. The projects I have used it with have all been regular interior latex paints and I’ve had no problems with the paint gumming up in the gun like I hear about other paint sprayers.
- Easy to clean! I can have this spray gun cleaned out in no time with warm water. I’ve even accidentally left it out all night before. The only thing I had to do was push a toothpick through the tip to dislodge the dried portion. Still super quick.
- The spray gun attaches to a regular 3/4-horsepower minimum compressor (if you don’t have one you can borrow from a friendly neighbor/friend, or rent from a home improvement store)
i love how it turned out and offers more "compartments" instead of shelves where you need bookends. 🙂
Shelley, So cute bookcase. I’m so impressed that you make this white color bookcase. As a DIY’er, I also want to make a nice bookcase. Thanks.