DIY lover transformed an old bookcase with Farrow & Ball Railings paint

 DIY lover transformed an old bookcase with Farrow & Ball Railings paint
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  • Marie Kondo’s ruthless ‘hall of fame’ approach to bookshelves is something we’ll never get over. We LOVE having lots of books on display in our homes, and one like-minded DIY-er has shared her creative book storage idea.

    Related: Reading corner ideas – create the perfect place to indulge in a good book

    Fiona Potter shared her transformation on Facebook page Resourceful Living – Lisa Dawson. She took an old glass-fronted bookcase and gave it a new lease of life, and the whole DIY project only came to £30.

    She’s now using it to store her favourite books and to hold treasured items, from photo frames to the most healthy-looking fern we’ve ever seen.


    Image credit: Fiona Potter

    Previously, the piece of furniture was nothing special, and the tone of the wood made it look a little dated. It just goes to show what a fresh lick of paint and some gold hardware can do!

    For more tips for decorating on a budget, head to our piece dedicated to purse-friendly options.


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    Image credit: Fiona Potter

    ‘We recently moved into our new home, a barn which we have been converting for the last 18 months,’ Fiona tells us. ‘Prior to that I refused to buy any new furniture at all, so I could save that excitement for when we were in.

    ‘Then, lockdown happened, and all the…

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