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!



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!


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


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


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.


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


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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  1. 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!


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

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