Fake Out

Fake Out

Remember that one episode of “Cribs” on MTV, when Moby was bummed because most of the stars who went on  “Cribs” could show off their customized pool-tables and a 40 person jacuzzi, but nobody ever had a bookcase?  I do.  I have a bookcase Moby !  High five me!  And let’s offer a high five of solidarity to fellow-reader Heather, who owns a staggering eight bookcases.

Sadly, those eight bookcases were cheapo laminate, but that didn’t scare Heather.  She dug right in and painted and primed and beadboarded until they were worthy enough to hold her book collection.   Don’t they look expensive?  Wondering where the other four ended up?  Check out her blog DIY Kinda Girl to find out.



Oh hey!  More cheapity cheap laminate furniture! This ex-entertainment hutch was discovered by Maria, who was hunting for something suitable to hold her dishes. Though it was made of 100% fake wood, she knew it could get the job done and even look cute while doing it.  See more on her blog Yay, I Made It! 

Thanks ladies!




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  1. August 17, 2011 / 1:52 AM

    Thanks for the shout out! 🙂

  2. August 17, 2011 / 10:16 AM

    I think Heather might have put 2 bookcases on top of each other an used all 8…
    Anyhow: great afters!

  3. August 17, 2011 / 10:46 AM

    I agree with Jenn. It looks like Heather used all the bookcases by stacking one on top of the other. They look fabulous.

  4. August 17, 2011 / 1:34 PM

    oh! I’m just sighing with lovely jealousy! Those turned out SOOO pretty!

  5. August 17, 2011 / 10:28 PM

    All of these look great! I’m wondering what the right kind of primer is to use on “wood” like these? I have a dresser that needs the drawers painted and I’m dreading trying it. Thanks!

  6. August 18, 2011 / 4:15 AM

    Thanks so much for the feature. I absolutely LOVE this blog and find inspiration every time I come!

    For those looking to paint their “fake wood” like me, I think sanding is key for good adhesion. You need to roughen the finish a little so it’s not too slick.

    I also had a recommendation from a friend to use “super gripper” paint to prime. Since it was a small project, I didn’t want to pay for both so I got a good paint and primer in one… so far, so good.

    Good luck everyone!

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