Hey ya’ll! If you missed my big announcement on Tuesday, you can read more about it HERE. In a nutshell, I’m out shopping the World’s Longest Yard Sale right now in search of great finds to help furnish a Habitat for Humanity home to surprise the new homeowners! I’m probably somewhere in Ohio right now. 🙂 Thanks to GMC for the invite to participate in this amazing adventure!!
The show must go on around here though and I’ve got a pretty cool update to show you today. This month’s Get Your DIY On theme is storage, and I came across this $20 bookcase at the thrift store this past Friday, and thought it would be perfect for this theme! I know, I cheated on my thrift store diet. Again. Honestly I was there for Brennan, I swear. We were on the hunt for something specific he was in search of. I blame him.
But I couldn’t pass up this cutie:
Who can’t find a use for a cute little bookcase? Well obviously the person who donated it.
I hauled out several pieces of the cheap fence pickets from my curbside wood pile score to help with this makeover:
Not too long ago I shared a smaller bookcase (see it HERE) with old pickets added to the back vertically. Those were just white-washed. That bookcase sold almost right away, so I decided to go for a similar treatment, but chose to add a little more color this time.
Loving the added color, even though much of it will be hidden.
I removed the original backing to make painting easier, and it just looked so plain when I was finished painting:
Adding the wood to the back just adds so much character to this piece, and it cost me nothing since I curb-shopped the fence pickets!
After cutting the pickets to size using my miter saw, I added the color the same way I white-wash. You can see the simple process HERE. Basically I just painted each picket and immediately wiped the paint off with a rag.
The gray turned out a bit darker than I liked, so I dry brushed a little white on those ones. That was just an oops paint I picked up a while back.
Adding these to the back was as simple as nailing them in place along the outer edge.
The back looks almost as pretty!
Before and after…
The second shelf is adjustable. I see I didn’t put it back in the same spot…oopsie.
This would be so great in a kid’s room or in a dorm maybe?
Perfect for storing and organizing so many things!
My Get Your DIY On girls were busy with storage projects of their own for this month’s challenge:
Charging Station from The Hankful House
Craft Storage from Vintage Containers from House by Hoff
Jewelry Storage from Artsy Chicks Rule
Ikea Tarva Hack from The Happy Housie
Bloggers: Be sure to come back to link up your DIY Storage ideas this Sunday at 7:00 pm EST. The party stays open for ten days, then we’ll share our favorites!
Then I’ll be back on Tuesday with my Trash-to-Treasure girls sharing what I did with this mamma jamma:
I may have also picked this up on that same trip Friday, but that’s it. Promise. 😀
UPDATE: See how it turned out HERE now! 🙂
I’ll also be sharing the details of my yard sale adventure sometime soon too! You can see some of what I’ve been up to so far on Instagram.
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