Book Case to Entry Table

June 29th, 2009 in member junk     
RustyDiva RustyDiva, member
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Welcome friends!
This book case with three shelves was originally just raw wood.  Here are the old canopy bed posts I used for legs.
Here is a close up of the old bed spindles cut down, painted and added as legs.
You can see how I roughed up the paint with a little elbow grease and sand paper.
Welcome friends!

Welcome friends!


I hunted 4-ever for a table to fit my entry-way but everything was either too wide or too expensive.  I spied a little book case at my local junk store, looked at it sideways and decided it just might fit.  Took out the shelves and metal straps, cut down some bed posts from my sisters old canopy bed, painted it India Ink, turned it on it's side and put it all together.  It fits perfectly and I love the way the color turned out.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Rusty Diva
posted in: member junk, furniture, shelf, table

Comments (8)

SantaClaus writes: Besides the bookcase, I love the jar tops in the 4th photo. Posted: 4:13 am on January 1st
suewhitney writes: Perfect solution....great job! I love the paint color as well. I never get tired of black.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:00 am on June 30th
alicemom writes: Boy you had your thinking cap on! It looks great. Such a clever idea to use bed post legs. They add just the right touch.
Smiles, alice Posted: 10:50 pm on June 29th
chippingcharm writes: Super cool idea...thanks for sharing, Laurel Posted: 7:53 pm on June 29th
grannijo writes: Very creative..black is one of my favorite redo colors...great job!...sharon Posted: 3:35 pm on June 29th
CottageElements writes: Great job on this project! I turned out wonderful and love the paint job! Very clever redo. You go girl!

Lani Posted: 2:31 pm on June 29th
shabbychick writes: I love it too! Great repurpose - and the bed post legs are a perfect addition!

I paint most everything white, but love the black finish on your entry table! :)

Thanks for sharing, Kathy Posted: 2:18 pm on June 29th
lovetotrash writes: this is great. love the way you just put everything together. so creative!!!!!!!!!!! Posted: 1:50 pm on June 29th
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