Redoing Particle Board Bookshelves

I am finally in my new home and workspace! Which means all the projects that I am working on needs to be completed and others started. One such project is some particle board bookshelves. I have four them and in my new space, I wanted something that looked more substantial. This project helped me achieve that goal.

Bookshelves Before

The first thing that I had to do was to remove the back panels and the shelf pegs.

Bookshelf Panel

Once these items were removed, I added trim that I had precut at a local hardware store. I used a pneumatic staple gun to add these piece. In addition, I used wood putty to fill the holes created by the staples.

Bookshelf Trim

The next step required that the bookshelves be painted. I tried to spray paint it but did not like the process. I ended up painting the shelves with white chalk paint.


Inbetween the three coats of paint, I used adhesive spray to add fabric to the back panels.

Panel Fabric

After the paint dried, I stapled the panels back onto the bookshelves and added a piece of wood to help secured the bookshelf.

BookShelf Brace

Look at how they turned out. I am so excited about this new ProCrascreationDIY space. Looking forward to many more inspirational projects.


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See you soon!


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