Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bookshelf Redo





Many coats of primer and paint later….



Okay, this was a rough one.  Whatever stain they used on this originally was tough cookies.  It came off on the towel when just wiping it down, so you can imagine how it came through the primer.  I probably should have sealed it first and then painted it, but I am just learning all of these things.

My steps: sand, prime, prime, prime, paint, paint and some more paint.  Wax and distress.

This bookshelf will eventually be placed in our office.  I think I’ll be feeling it more (liking it) when it gets placed in a finished room with other finished pieces around it.  Just lost right now in update land…

p.s. I lied about the paint color – it’s bleached linen from Behr not white linen.

In the office…



Now, one small sliver of the project is done… still need desk, paint walls, etc., etc., etc…


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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks adorable, rachael! nice, light, and bright!

myriahmae said...

I LOVE the redo...I remember this bookshelf from my childhood and now it looks so GREAT!! Have I mentioned lately that you are AMAZING and I SUPER love all your talented furniture makeovers!?!?!

Sarah, Three Boys said...

I think it looks amazing. What a transformation and it already looks great.

tnscrapper said...

Looks great! Saw your link over on Ms Mustard Seed. I have just acquired and almost identical bookshelf from my inlaws. I have actually knocked out the back of it because I wasn't fond of the back. I am considering using bead board to replace the back or just leave it open to let the color of my wall show through (saw this idea on another blog). Anyway, I am in the priming stage. Thanks for sharing your information. Love your bookshelf, it has given me hope on finishing mine.


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a charmer~ I love it in white!Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)