Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Corner Bookshelf

Good Morning fellow bloggers and Moms.  I hope everyone has a nice Mother's Day.  I know I will be because all my children, my Mom and my sister will be together, along with all the grandchildren, husband, sons and son-in-laws.  What a party!  Well, I haven't blogged in a little bit, life has been a little crazy with work and everything, but things are starting to settle down.  I'm looking forward to summer so I can laze around and have some more time to do the projects that I want to do.  Okay, so here is my latest project.  I did not get around to taking the before picture, sorry.  Started working with this bookcase and than I realized that there was no before picture.  Anyways here is a shot of it after it is all done:

What I did was first washed it all down.  It was a MESS.  It is an old bookcase and the wood was so dark and one could not see all the wonderful details of this piece.  I wanted a shabby piece so after it was all cleaned up I painted it up with a cream color flat paint.  I wanted this piece to be durable because books and items would be placed on the shelves.
When all the paint was dry I adhered some old music paper just to the shelves of the bookcase.  I than took some silver acrylic paint from Michael's or Joann's and painted the edges of the case and around the many spindles and the beaded detail at the top and bottom of the bookcase.  It took some time but I think it highlights the details of the old bookcase.
After the detailing had dried I decided to dry brush the silver paint across the top of the music sheets on the shelves.  It softened the music sheets from standing out to much and made it look a little older looking and not so newly painted.
I also brushed some silver paint across the top the of the feet of the bookcase.  After everything was dry I sealed the cabinet with a sealer.
So here is my little old bookcase.  I just love the way it fits into any corner of any room.  I love it in my living-room but I could see it being in a dining room, a bedroom even in a bathroom, endless possibilities.
So, what do you think?  Until next time, Dianne...........................

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  1. So, so, so pretty! Love the musical notes and the silver detailing! Great job! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 4 Blogs!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof


  2. I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    The party opens Thursday night and closes on Wednesday night at midnight.

    Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

    Hugs, Cathy

  3. What a sweet little shelf! I love the music sheets.
    I'm visiting you today from a Stroll Thru Life. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat). I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
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    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

  4. We love this shelf!!! It is so adorable and makes great use of space. The music sheets are an adorable touch also! Thanks for sharing it with us on our Brag About It Tuesday party. ~~ Sharon & Denise

  5. Such a pretty shelf unit, I love it and the music paper is so lovely. Great idea. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. Still lovin this! Just wanted to say thanks so much for linking up at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  7. Really like the music lining the shelves. I'm a big fan of using found papers in projects.

  8. Really cute! I would love for you to link up with me at


  9. Looks nice...I like the music sheets and the silver highlight too. I’m so glad you chose to share your makeover project at the Rock ‘N Share! Have a great weekend! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  10. Love this, you did such a wonderful job! I'm stopping by to let you know you've been featured at the circle of faith link party! > I hope your having a great day!,

    -Kayla :)