Last Tuesday I posted my first progress report on the tall bookcase in the girl cave. I had gotten the bookcase body primed, and had put 1 coat of primer on the 5 shelves. I also started patching the bottom edge of each side of the body where pieces of wood had flaked off. After posting, I was able to finish patching one side:
The following day I flipped the bookcase over and assessed the damage:
Here are closeups – this side is way worse than the other was:
I filled the divots with wood filler, waited for it to dry, sanded it flat, then repeated until it looked good enough to prime:
Up close they look a tad bumpy, but from a standing position you can’t tell there’s any defect:
After putting a 2nd coat of primer on each side of the shelves I started painting them red. It took 6 coats [!!!] but one side is done:
I have also gotten 3 coats on one side of the bookcase body:
I’m loving how it’s looking so far. So shiny!