Lovely in Red Bookcase

I picked up this little bookcase the other day, while some people might have just walked by it I knew it had potential… so sweet with all of the detail and just the perfect size! So what if it needs a back… seriously the back cost me about $5! I went to the Home Depot and bought a large sheet of 1/4 plywood and had them cut it to size… you can’t get much easier than that! This little cutie is solid wood and ready to be loved again!

BEFORE

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The outside is painted in a custom mix (1:3 ratio) of Old Ochre and Country Grey Annie Sloan Chalk Paint… I call this color “Bone” it’s is a great neutral color! The inside is painted Emperor’s Red Chalk Paint, an unusual combination I know but I love the way it turned out!

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The whole piece is distressed, waxed and buffed! It only took about 1.5 coats of each color…

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Just look at all of the cute curves and details that show up on this bookcase!

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I painted and stenciled the back prior to attaching it to the bookcase… otherwise there is no way I would have stenciled this… I absolutely LOVE the way the piece looks with the stenciled back… it really updates it I think.

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I was SUPER lucky that the stencil size worked out so perfectly for this back…

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I have painted and update 4 bookcases in the last month… you can find them relatively inexpensively and you can use them just about anywhere… the kitchen, bathroom, playroom etc.… so versatile!

I think the red and bone combination will show well for Christmas at the Vintage Holiday Market I am doing on November 17th! Hope you can stop by if your in town!

As always thanks for stopping by!

Until next time…

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About Susan Sease

Hi, my name is Susan and I’m a furniture hoarder… whew, now that I have said that I feel so much better! Anyway, I started this whole furniture refinishing and blogging business in 2011 and I have LOVED every minute of it! It’s not “easy” by any means but it allows me to utilize my creative side and meet lots of wonderful people… it is seriously my dream occupation! I have been refinishing furniture for myself for over 20 years but never gave any thought to doing this for others until my kids had gotten to the point that they didn’t need me as much… sad but true! So now I’m a stay at home mom and wife who has decided that fixing up and painting furniture is so much more rewarding than vacuuming and grocery shopping… my house is never quite as clean as I would like for it to be and there is furniture everywhere… but I couldn’t be happier! I hope you can come along on this journey with me!

Posted on October 30, 2012, in Furniture and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    Book cases seem hard to find around here. We have people requesting them at our tag sales all the time. This one is charming! Love the stencil!

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  2. It’s lovely and I”m sure it will sell at the Christmas market… it will also make a great piece for displaying things at the market!!

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  3. great job! I just bought this on ebay. I have a small kitchen and will use it for baking with my son then hide it away in a cupboard. what treatment would you give it? my kitchen is light oak, green tiles white floor and black counters.
    If you have a moment pls have a look and let me know your thoughts.

    http://flyonthewalljamyd.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/plan-b/

    Thanks!

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  4. great job looks fabulous now

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  5. love it and so right any shelf that I have found and redone has sold quickly, love what you did this

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  6. wow, very pretty and striking!

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  7. Very cool I love red.
    Have a beautiful weekend.
    Sherry

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  8. That did turn out great, and its so much better than those pressed board things they sell at the discount stores!

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  9. that really is pretty :) i love the stencils! i’ve never tried stenciling myself but i might give it try after seeing this one :)

    dropping by from make it pretty monday, come follow me or see me back at:
    smart-momma.blogspot.com

    huggies***
    rea

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  10. Beautiful transformation! Love, love stencils! You did a great job!

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  11. How fun, I love it. The red is perfect and so is the stencil. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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