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Step 2: Step 2: Measure & materials

First you will need to measure the piece and make a quick sketch with the measurements on it. Remember to bring this sketch with you when you go to the store!
Next you will need to collect your materials. This is the fun part because you get to decide the color and/or theme to go with. If you don't already have a tool go to your nearest hardware store and get the following things:

-Wooden moulding (should be located somewhere in the building materials)
-Spray paint (if you want to be better to the environment and yourself try getting a low VOC paint)
-Pencil
-Masking or painter's tape
-Tape measure
-Ruler
-Razor blade or Exacto blade
-Sandpaper
-Gorilla Glue
-Hacksaw
-Hammer
-Small panel nails (make sure they are deep enough to go through the moulding you choose!)
-Safety glasses
-A painter's mask or respirator
-A friend to help you!

DID YOU NEED TO SAND BOOKSHELF FOR PAINT TO STICK OR JUST SPRAY ON PARTICLE BOARD?
Good design and super results....
I would add an optional step for lining the ground with newspaper, to avoid over spray on the ground, if necessary.<br />
Looks absolutely fantastic.&nbsp; I really like the choice of colors!<br />
One would argue that your old shelf was a work of art and gallery worthy due to it having a Philadelphia Eagles bumper sticker on it. GO EAGLES! And good work! How's the paint and texture holding up so far?
Thanks emjay! I was concerned about the paint not adhering to the surface of the shelf, but it seems to be holding up really well. I used 2 different brands and they both worked great. As for losing the sticker, I made up for it by painting my kitchen really green!

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