Over at Namely Original, Emily tells us, “While we were cleaning up/organizing our storage rooms in our basement, we found an old shelf that was in pieces. It was a cheap laminate thing that was wobbly and good for nothing, really. So to strengthen it we used some–you guessed it–pallet wood.”
Like Emily said, the shelf was really nothing but a skeleton. Using pallet wood added not only strength to the shelf, but visual interest, as well. Now the shelf has a rustic vibe and works great as a bedside table.
You can learn more about this project at Namely Original.
Jenna from SAS Interiors had a pair of laminate bookshelves that she purchased from Wal-mart a couple of years ago. The shelves were bowing, which is kind of a problem for a bookshelf, and the dark wood tone was blending right in with Jenna’s newly-painted navy walls.
While many people probably would send the bookcases packing, Jenna found a way to update the duo and make them work for her space. The makeover included new wood shelves and backing and a fresh coat of crisp white paint.
If you have wondered about painting over laminate, Jenna offers a great tutorial to set you in the right direction! Check it out at SAS Interiors.