When the hubby and I bought our new house and there was this wonderful little room called "The Parlor" I knew it would be a perfect room for my office/study/craft room. Mark agreed that "The Parlor" would be a perfect fit for all of those uses, as long as I agreed to always call it "The Parlor". He loved that. LOL. The desk I just finished went into this room as well. Once I put the bookshelves in the room it just looked so dark and dreary that I knew I had to paint them (which broke Marks heart a little).
This was my first time painting laminate but it was super easy. I primed it using Zinsser Primer 123, it took time because of all the shelves. I didn't want to remove them because I was afraid it would scratch up the paint when putting them back in.
1 coat of Primer
It took 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of paint (Satin White Latex) to get the bright look that I wanted. After they dried I also painted 1 coat of Minwax Polycrylic. I went with Polycrylic instead of Polyurethane because Polyurethane will yellow out white paint within a few weeks.
Please excuse the poor lighting and the fact that the room is still unfinished. It's a work in progress. I'm having MAJOR issues finding affordable curtains, but that's a whole separate post!
Let me know what you think! I would love to see pictures of any bookshelf makeovers you have done! Happy painting!