Shabby chic bookcase for $3.60!September 25th, 2011 in member junk
OK, so this is another of my Mama's hand-me-downs. I happened to mention to her that I needed a bookcase. Low and behold, wouldn't ya know my mother had this one hiding in one of her sheds? (Yes, I think she has one of EVERYTHING in there!) Anyway, I've been using it as it was for years but, after finding JMS, knew this had to be on my to-do list.
As you can see, this was just a Wal-mart type bookcase and it needed some uumph. My hubby added some wainscoting we had leftover from another project. I primed it and painted it white, with leftover paint, of course. I decoupaged wrapping paper I found at Hobby Lobby for $5.99 but, with my 40% off coupon, I only paid $3.59! Now, I feel like I have a brand new beautiful bookcase to hold all of our books and showcase some of our pretties. I put my Daddy's yearbooks on the second shelf so I can see them anytime. He's been gone 35 years now so that means a lot to me. The baskets add a lot of room and hide some of the "ugly" books. Oh, and with the added room, my son now has his own shelf! Love that!
Pattern or design used: My own design
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