According to the gamer in the house, our spending is on halt. I've been busy with a few projects this summer and he has gently reminded me to slow down on the purchases/DIY projects. Slow down being the keys words there.
So, I've been forced to work with what we have. Which leads me to this ugly, brown, cheap bookshelf that I bought my freshmen year of college. It has served me well but doesn't coincide with my new pretty white desk.
I wasn't even sure if laminate could be painted but after some research and sheer determination, I found out it could.
Laminate is very shiny, fake wood and must be covered with an oil-based primer especially made for this type of
wood material before being painted.
Through multiple internet recommendations, I went with the Zinsser brand oil-based primer. Today at Home Depot, it was described to me as 'doubled-sided tape' for paint. Good analogy.
I went with oil-based primer over water-based primer because it a) dries in 1 hour and b) adheres to laminate. I was feeling lazy and opted for the spray paint version verses the actual paint primer. I figured it's just primer and will be covered anyway.
I learned my lesson and took this baby outside and fired away.
Remember- primer is different than paint and will not cover the object evenly. It's okay to end up with a spotted, leopard-like appearance. For now anyway.
Stay tuned for the final look!