Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Before & After

Bookshelf Makeover


I purchased this bookshelf at a yard sale for a whopping $2.  It was covered in crusty black paint but had potential.

I started standing and the black paint came off like coal dust.

More standing uncovered some yellow paint and the original white top coat.  I sanded the entire bookcase until all surfaces were smooth (this took awhile).  I them applied 3 coats of my free Clark-Kensington paint in Anchors Away gray.


I put the bookcase right along the wall right by the garage where we enter and exit the house most days.  It has become a great landing spot for keys, wallets, and sunglasses.

For only $2 and some elbow grease I think it turned out pretty cute!


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