First, I drafted my painting plan on the KALLAX assembly sheet.
After I had the preliminary plan, I started choosing paint colours for the finish.
These were the acrylic colours I chose.
Then I started to painstakingly paint the entire KALLAX shelving unit according to my plan.
The smaller designs like the crosses were all done freehand with a brush.
For the striped and argyle design, I masked the areas to be painted with the painter’s tape before applying paint.
As for the tiger stripes on the red background I did that with a stencil.
First, I traced by hand a photograph of a tiger skin onto a craft sheet. The surface of the KALLAX was lightly sanded and treated with primer before I applied the paint.
I painted all the visible sections except the bottom, which will not be seen, unless you flip it over. With all the pieces done, I sealed them with a coat of transparent resin. I used a brush with synthetic bristles, as recommended in the instructions.
After the sealant has dried, the next step was to add castor wheels to the unit.
I used a drill driver, wood screws to secure two plywood planks to the two edges, to reinforce and strengthen the KALLAX.