Estelle has been lucky enough to receive lots and lots of books as presents - and they needed a home. So I decided to hunt down an old bookcase in a charity shop and upscale it.
Estelle is crazy about pink, so I thought a bookcase decorated with my bright pink flamingo linocuts would be a good idea.
|Bookcase from charity shop|
This is the bookcase I bought for a grand total of £12 from the Castle Furniture Project here in Perth. As you can see, it had some glass doors, but I decided discard these. The same furniture project sells recycled paint. I chose a pale grey-blue colour as I thought this would be a good contrast to the pink flamingoes. I lightly sanded the bookcase and gave it 3 coats of paint.
I scanned in my flamingo linocuts (which you can buy on Etsy or at my online gallery). I wanted to give the appearance of a flock of flamingoes, so I cut out flamingoes in a variety of sizes for each shelf.
I cut them out and glued them into place carefully using Mod Podge.
|The finished flamingo bookcase|
As you can see, I also glued a large flamingo onto the outside of each side of the book case. To protect them, I gave all the flamingoes two coats of Mod Podge. I then gave the whole bookcase two coats of varnish.
The finished bookcase - a colourful and practical addition to Estelle's bedroom.