Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Book Shelf

Hi all!! I hope your Wednesday is treating you well. This weather around Michigan today is outstanding!! It's probably high 70's and I am LOVING it. Not that I don't like the really hot weather but this is nice weather to open up the windows and get some projects done.

This piece that I found at a garage sale (where else would I find it right?) was probably used as a shelf. I guess I am not sure because it was sitting on the ground in a garage when I found it but that is just what I am assuming it was used for. When I saw it though I thought what a perfect bookshelf to hold all of my children's books or it could even be used for magazines. So I flipped it over and tried some books in it and it works perfect. It's not huge so I figure I can put a few books in at a time and keep rotating them. I guess that is the teacher coming out in me. Kids always love when new things are introduced to them, so I figure once these books get old I can go into my stash and pull out some new ones. :) Anyhow on to the shelf...I sprayed it this blue color that I can't seem to get enough of lately and then roughed up the edges and wiped some brown paint all over it. I figured since it will be used in a child's room it will probably be a little banged up anyhow so why not start with it a little bit rustic. :)

Overall I am super pumped with how it turned out and I think it will look perfect in the future playroom or in my daughters room. A great way to keep the books organized!! It's always a good thing to have tools to organize the chaos right? I hope you have a great rest of your week! Take care.


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  1. I love this piece and the color you painted it!

  2. cool! to me it looks like it was originally meant to go on a wall and hold towels or blankets (if you flip it over the other way.) I like it much better as a bookcase though!

  3. Super cute idea! Found you through I am only one woman link party - pinning this and following you!


  4. Beautiful!!! I've been on the hunt for a cute bookshelf for my daughter's room, but I finally just ordered something on Etsy. But I love your bookshelf! That blue is gorgeous!

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  5. Oh what a CUTE little shelf!!!! Perfect for books, and I love the fun, bright color you chose!!!! It's beautiful!!!

  6. What a great find and it is perfect for a child's book shelf. I think the color is great too. Thanks for sharing, D@TheShadyPorch

  7. What a great before and after! Love the turquoise!