Rainbow Painted Bookcase

This post is sponsored by Farm Rich. All opinions are my own. #TastyTimeOut

We had a junky old cabinet hanging up in the garage when we first bought this house five years ago. I had my husband take it off the garage wall for me, hauled it inside and gave it a makeover. We’ve used it as a media center ever since.

But lately I’ve needed more storage in my craft room, so I decided to give the same bookcase another makeover. I wanted it to be colorful and fun to match the rest of my craft room, so I grabbed a bunch of paint from my stash and got to work.


You guys, I don’t know what I was thinking. I hated it so, so, so much. The colors looked absolutely awful together and the worst part is that I spent hours painting it. I was so discouraged.

So I took a much needed time out with the help of Farm Rich Time Outs™.

Have you tried these yet? They’re wholesome, protein-packed, warm snacks for one, perfect for refueling while crafting or in my case, regrouping after a craft fail. They’re in the freezer section at Walmart and Publix for a price of around $3.49 – $4.49 and they cook up quickly in the microwave. And they come in their own container. No dishes to do equals more time to craft!

There are four varieties and each kind comes with a yummy dipping sauce: Fiesta Chicken Roll-ups + Mild Poblano Ranch Sauce, Pepperoni Pizza Roll-ups + Marinara Sauce, Boneless Chicken Bites + Sweet BBQ Sauce, and Mozzarella Bites + Marinara Sauce.

After a time out and some soul searching (okay, maybe that’s a tad dramatic?), I came up with a new game plan and started painting over my big fail.

I decided to do rainbow stripes. Rainbow is my favorite color, after all. I bought sample sizes of paint to match the giant paper flowers over my craft room window and got to work.

To paint rainbow stripes, follow these four steps:

  1. Measure the full distance you want to add stripes to, then divide that measurement into as many colors as you want to use. I used nine colors, so I divided the height of my bookcase into 9 equal parts.
  2. Use a level and a pencil to mark the lines of your stripes.
  3. Tape off every other section, then paint in between the tape.
  4. Wait until the paint is completely dry, then readjust the tape and paint the remaining sections. This ensures that two neighboring colors of wet paint won’t smear together on accident. 

Are you ready to see how my rainbow bookcase turned out?

Gah! I’m in love! I’m so glad I hung in there and kept going on this project, despite the set back. 

And all I’m saying is maybe it was my delicious cheesy Farm Rich snack that fueled this little bit of creative genius. 

Have you ever had a craft fail? Tell me about it in the comments!


  1. Jennifer this is Lisa I am new to all this love the giant paper flowers trying to get started. I need from scratch information like paper color, and how to cut the shapes for the giant flowers.

    please help


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