Alice In Wonderland Bookcase

Makeover an old bookcase inspired by Alice In Wonderland with chalky finish paint and decoupaged images. Watch the video and let me know if you have any questions.

Alice In Wonderland Bookcase
Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
$25 to $50
Long Term
-- Boy
Party Decorating


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Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    1. Attach 1″ x 12″ pine board to the base of the bookcase if you need to
    *my shelf did not have a base
    2. Attach the four 1″ x 1″ x 5″ legs to the base using “L” brackets and 1″ screws
    3. The repaired bookcase ready for paint
    4. Paint the inside and sides of the bookcase in Everlasting (white)
    5. Paint the very top of the bookcase and the base of the shelf in Treasure
    *refer to the beauty shots if you need to see exactly where I painted
    6. Paint the face of each shelf in Romance red
    7. Paint the base of each shelf in Innocence pink
    8. & 9. Measure and draw stripes on each side of the bookcase
    10. & 11. Tape and loosely paint the stripes in Carbon
    *no need to be perfect, we want this to look aged
    12. Paint the legs black

  • Step 2

    13. & 14. If you have extra details on your bookcase, tape and paint Everlasting and Carbon stripes along the front
    *I realize not all bookcases have this detail, but there might be a spot that you can incorporate this on yours
    15. Measure, tape and paint Romance red strips on the back of the cabinet from top to bottom
    16. 17. & 18. Trace, cut and sand a pediment from a piece of 1″ x 12″ pine wood
    HERE is a pattern for the pediment that I used
    19. & 20. Paint Romance and Everlasting stripes on the pediment
    21. Paint the ball on top of the pediment in metallic gold or black
    22. With wood glue, attach the pediment to the top center of the bookcase
    23. Paint the entire bookcase in Americana Decor Clear Crème Wax and let dry
    24. Paint sections in the Americana Decor Golden Brown Crème Wax and wipe as you go to create an antique, aged look

  • Step 3

    25. 26. & 27. Print, cut and mist butterflies and foliage images to decoupage on the inside of the sides of the shelf
    *Get the images HERE
    28. Decoupage the images in place using Americana Decoupage Matte
    29. & 30. Edge the pediment and the top of the bookcase with a metallic gold paint pen

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