Hello beautiful friends! I am happy to report that we have had two full days of virtual Zoom school, and we are still standing! Here is Brennan ready to go on his first day:
Because I feel like I need to hover nearby at all times, I did not get a thing done painting-wise, which I knew would happen. So today, I am sharing a sweet bookcase makeover that I shared a couple of years ago.
This was originally a Furniture Fixer Upper post, so I left the links to my friends’ makeovers at the bottom, so you can see even more fun furniture flips!
I spied this bookcase at a yard sale:
I was out running errands one Saturday morning and of course I just cannot pass up a yard sale sign. An elderly couple was selling this bookcase for $25. That is a great deal for a solid wood bookcase, but I am cheap and didn’t want to insult them by offering what I really wanted to pay, so I left it behind and decided if it was still there on the way back, then I would make an offer.
Well, it was! They had closed up for the day and this was still sitting in front of their garage. I knocked on the door and offered $15 and they happily accepted.
I used the old school painting method on this bookcase this time. Chalk paint is my favorite for most furniture pieces but since this will likely be getting heavy use holding books and all, I decided to sand, prime and paint. (This was before I had been introduced to the magic powers of Gator Hide!) Also, I had no plans to distress this one.
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First I removed the backing. That makes painting shelves SO much easier! Then I had a few boo boos to take care of..
Then it got two coats of paint in Behr’s Wind Speed in Satin that I had leftover from our boys’ bathroom makeover.
For the back, I used the same blue. Then I used FrogTape for delicate surfaces doubled up to create broad stripes in white. See how I line up my stripes easily HERE. This is leftover paint also…Ultra Pure White from Behr in satin that we used on our kitchen cabinets. I love using up all those old paints!
It took three coats to cover the blue, then I immediately pulled the tape off after the third coat:
There is no need to seal it when you do all that prep and use a satin finish latex enamel so that was it!
My original plan was to paint it for a child’s bedroom, but I had fun staging it for a bathroom:
I had originally planned to add little whales to the back as well, but I liked it when I got to this point. Plus it will be more versatile without the whales. It sure would have been cute though!
FrogTape is a dream to work with, and you know I love some stripes!
Remember that chair? I originally painted it to go with this desk HERE, but just had to keep it.
And you might remember this basket I painted as part of several smalls I shared in this post HERE…
I love painted baskets!
I borrowed the lantern and the grass from my boys’ bathroom…the lantern is a great place to store washcloths:
And just for fun…styled for a sweet little one:
It was fun looking back at this one!
I did get a chance to start on these lamps, so I’ll be back with them on Tuesday:
UPDATE! See how cute these lamps look now HERE!
Have an amazing weekend, friends!
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