This is the story of a bookcase.
I found it at a thrift store for $15. It was solid wood, I'm pretty sure it was hand made.
But it was looking pretty sorry.
It had such potential that I knew I could do something with it.
I decided to use an idea I saw a few weeks ago, since I had an old pallet to spare.
This is theirs at Over the Big Moon
This is mine.
First, I pulled off the yucky warped board that was on the back.
Then, I decided to dress it up a little and I had the hubs add some decorative trim,
as well as a bigger board across the top.
We did this mostly with some left over wood we had here.
I knew that I wanted to go for the scuffed up paint look so
I spray-painted all of the new wood brown.
Then I got out my ASCP (annie sloan chalk paint) in Old White and began painting.
I like this paint, it's kind of expensive,
but it covers really great, it scuffs up fantastically, and it has a certain "look" to it.
It's hard to describe, but once you paint something with this paint it kind of has a soft glow.
Here's some close ups of the paint.
My hubs and I broke down an old pallet we had in the garage.
This is a great workout people.
All you need is a crowbar and a hammer.
Pull off the boards with the crowbar and then pull out the nails with the claw of the hammer.
I cut the pallet boards down to size and because the shelves were
recessed a little bit I decided to fit the pallet boards on the inside of the
bookcase so you wouldn't be able to see them when looking at it from the side.
I really think that it's unique.
It needs a few more decorations, but all in all it's great.