Old WoodenBookshlef

August 9th, 2010 in member junk     
konarskio konarskio, member
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This was my dads old bookshelf that he had as a child.  He allowed my 2 little brothers to have it in their room for years, and it got destroyed.  They had pet rats who ate chucks out of the sides.  It was banged up and falling apart.  If you looked at it wrong...it would fall over to one side!  So my dad decided to throw it out...which meant it came to my house!  After A LOT of wood putty...and a ton of patience, I turned this beast into another beauty that now is in the hallway filled with my sons books!  3 Generations have now used this Old Wooden Bookshelf! 
After it was done, my dad asked when he could take it back home!  I laughed and said NEVER!  Your junk my treasure!


The back is lined with a vintage tablecloth that I dyed burgandy for contrast.  The center wooden plug was missing, so I glued in a vintage brass button that covered the hole perfectly.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, furniture, funky, family room, black, fabric, office, red, paint

Comments (7)

Fairlore writes: I like the idea of using an old tablecloth for the backing. It looks absolutely beautiful. Posted: 12:53 pm on August 19th
BillyJo writes: It looks reloved. BillyJo Posted: 10:18 pm on August 12th
JunkArchitect writes: Great piece and it turned out beautiful.

Posted: 10:29 am on August 11th
MakinItHappen writes: Great story and beautiful job, too! Posted: 3:27 pm on August 10th
alicemom writes: I love pieces that have a wonderful history and yours fits the bill. You did a great job.
smiles, alice Posted: 2:35 pm on August 10th
CottageElements writes: Looks like you'll be able to pass this piece down to your son. Glad you were able to restore it! You did a beautiful job and it looks like it had a lot of love put into it.

Lani Posted: 1:16 am on August 10th
lady1880s writes: Great story!,wonderful treasure! Posted: 5:04 pm on August 9th
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