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posted by [personal profile] davidcook at 10:15pm on 17/06/2012
So, I made a bookcase. Actually, I made a bookcase a while ago, starting just after Bub arrived, and finishing a few weeks back too, but I'm just now getting around to gathering the photos required to tell you all about it.
The concept was to use Lego colours, or the nearest matches I could get. I went to the local paint place with yellow, green, blue, red and orange bricks, and asked if they could colour-match to them. Amazingly, they managed with red, blue and yellow, but the green and orange were too shiny, so I had to find the nearest match manually - fortunately, the orange matched pretty closely with paint we'd already used for some highlights around the house, and there was a good green there as well. All the white is done in a colour called "nearly white", which we'd also used around the house in various places. And finally, it got a clear gloss acrylic finish over the top, because the matched paints only came in matt.

It started like this ... well, this pile actually has parts for two bookcases, the other got made and stained and put in the library:
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Here it is, built but unpainted:
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After getting a coat or two of paint (different colours needed different numbers of coats, particularly the yellow, which ended up with five or six!) :
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Then it all got two coats of a clear gloss finish (since I couldn't get the Lego-matching colours in gloss acrylic paint) :
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And finally it was done, and is in use with various books and Bub-related items in it :
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posted by [personal profile] pulchritude at 03:59pm on 17/06/2012
That's quite a cute bookcase!
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posted by [personal profile] kalypso at 12:25am on 18/06/2012
That's a very fine start to his library; I'm impressed that he's got so many books already!

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