DIY French door bookshelf.

Remember that old french door I rescued from the city dump when I brought it home and made it pretty again? I painted the glass with transparent glass paint I made using clear Elmer’s glue and acrylic paints. Acrylics work well but food coloring works better. I added lights to the back so the door had pretty lights shinning through the painted windows.

Well, I apparently wasn’t finished with that door it would turn out. I had my husband add some shelves from some brackets I picked up at the 99cent store. Then I bought a damaged piece of wood from the hardware store in the discount section that was less then $1. My husband cut the wood into four small shelves. We were surprised there was enough wood to do this with. After they were cut I painted the shelves white.

Now I have a French door bookshelf.

So easy and it looks really pretty when the lights are turned on behind the glass door. I am using LED Christmas lights stapled to the back of the door for light. I bought the lights at 75% off too, so the whole bookshelf cost me less then $10 to make. Can’t find bookshelves that cheap anymore. Happy re-purposing everyone.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. WebbBlogs says:

    Wow you have such an artistic talent. So very crafty. I live in an upstairs 4plex so I don’t have much room to be as crafty as I want to be. 😩 But on a happier note, I still have plenty of room for the smaller crafts. 😁😁

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    1. Thank you and I bet those small craft projects of yours are really cool, even the small things are nice for our homes.


  2. Erin says:

    It’s beautiful! Such a great idea.😀📚

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  3. Michele Lee says:

    Cozy and creative. I love your blog!

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    1. Thank you Michele, that is such a nice to write.

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  4. Liz says:

    It looks very good.

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    1. Thank you Liz, Hope all is well over there and you are all safe and happy.

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  5. Love how it turned out 🙂

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