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Bookcase Makeover

By Stylish Patina on Aug 30, 2012

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I love showing before and after pics!  It’s so amazing what a little paint and time can do to transform something outdated and boring into something beautiful and functional.  I think one of my favorite mantras when people ask “what do you do?” I like to say I enjoy repurposing vintage {or otherwise} finds for modern living.  It doesn’t matter if that vintage find is something super cool or just your grandmothers hand me down dresser {or even an ikea table from 3 years ago…}.

So todays story starts with me stalking this book case for a couple weeks at a local thrift store, which by the way is now over priced and heavily populated by folks like you and I:-).  I used to be able to get deals there all the time but with the Chalk Paint™ craze I don’t get many deals and usually the stuff is gone before I drive by!

Anyhow…no one was snatching up this baby up probably for the same reasons I wasn’t was expensive, big and do people really buy book cases anymore??? Well I finally gave into it basically because i though it would make a great staging unit at the shop in Falls Church.  So here she is……I loved her lines and saw what she could be given a little SP {Stylish Patina} love…

I decided to paint the inside white and then use Paris Grey {Chalk Paint™} on the exterior.  I just loved the final transformation.  She SOLD the weekend I put her in the shop….so I guess people do buy book cases.


Now it’s your turn!  What are you going to repurpose & refresh?

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