Tuesday, May 31, 2011

BOOKCASES AREN'T JUST FOR BOOKS



I CAME ACROSS THIS BOOKSHELF THE OTHER
DAY WERE ELSE BUT AT THE UNIQUE THRIFT STORE
AND I COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT IT WAS MARKED $2.99
IT WAS IN ROUGH SHAPE BUT IT WAS ALL
WOOD AND HAD A VERY RUSTIC LOOK TO IT. 
I ALSO THOUGHT THE COLOR GAVE IT A UNIQUE 
FARM LOOK TO IT. I ENVISIONED IT
IN MY GUEST BATHROOM FOR TOWEL
STORAGE.

THE BEFORE
IT HAD SOMETHING STICKY ALL
OVER IT AND THE TOP HAD A STICKER DOWN
THE CENTER OF IT


AND MY AFTER AND A NEW PURPOSE
FOR THIS PIECE...



I LOVE HOW THE DISTRESSING TURNED OUT
I KEPT SOME OF THE ORIGINAL PAINT AND
WENT OVER IT WITH A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT GREEN.
I WANTED IT TO HAVE THAT WORN FARM LOOK.



I PUT IT RIGHT IN THE BATHROOM
UNDER A WINDOW AND ITS THE
EXACT PIECE I ENVISIONED IT TO BE


WHAT DO YOU THINK?

34 comments:

  1. LOVE the color on this! It turned out beautifully!

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  2. I think I need to have some of your vision when I see and old piece of furniture. I love the color too.

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  3. Lauren,

    I think it turned out terrific!

    Dee

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  4. I ADORE that colour! Great choice. It looks beautiful :)
    Fingers crossed you get this comment!

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  5. Turned out Great! I love the finish, it's layery goodness!

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  6. It turned out great. I love it! The color is beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing with us all.

    Blessings and Happy Week!

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  7. love that color! and that is the perfect piece for a bathroom- love its little size!

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  8. Great job on your bookcase revamp! I'm your newest follower and would love if you linked up at Sew Woodsy today!

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  9. Impressive! I'm glad you decided to just add paint to fix it, rather than painting it all over again. It looks GREAT!

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  10. BEAUTIFUL! What a great idea for this piece -- really had to 'look past' the original and find this beauty but you did it!

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  11. What a perfect 'springy' color! love it!!

    julie

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  12. The distressing is really nice...love that you're using it in the bathroom

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  13. I always click on fab looking furniture links & they're always yours! Perfect teal.

    xo
    caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  14. $2.99! no way! Thanks so much for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday party!

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  15. Love it! Fabulous shade(s) of green!

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  16. Oh my goodness, I love that color! When my hubby and I purchased our cabin fixer-upper, it came with an old store counter. The counter top is this color, and now everywhere I shop I see this color in cute things I can't pass up. Love your repurposed "bookshelf"!

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  17. Loving this little darling! The color is fantastic ~ love it holding the towels too! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

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  18. This color is so wonderful, thanks for sharing!

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  19. Great job, and love the color, thanks for linking up with VIF!, xo Debra

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  20. Looks great! I need on about that size for the same purpose!

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  21. Fabulous job! I need one of these for my bathroom!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  22. i love the idea of using this in a bathroom. it mimics the old built in shelves/cabinets from the older homes. and the distressing is amazing! i would love it if you shared this at my tip-toe thru tuesday party! :) andiejaye @ crayonfreckles

    http://crayonfreckles.blogspot.com/2011/06/tip-toe-thru-tuesday-2.html

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  23. What a smart idea to use this piece for another purpose. Love it! And the color is a show stopper. Thanks so much for linking it up to Fab Friday so my readers could see it!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  24. You are so talented. I could never get my distressing look real like yours!
    Great job!
    I'm now following you on GFC! Hope you can hop by and visit my project:
    http://stylendecordeals.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-no-sew-project-canopy-bed-crown.html

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  25. Beautiful! You did an amazing job cleaning this up, and I love the extra depth you added to the finish. What an amazing piece for $3, and I'm sure your guests will adore it. :)

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  26. Love this non-bookcase! :) Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week. We hope you'll come back today and link up another craft project!

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  27. oh my gosh, it's just perfect! You always keep a great blend of the positives from the original with your own touch. It's just wonderful.

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  28. You've got a knack for choosing "diamonds in the raw" and bringing out the best in them. Looks fantastic.

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  29. Good transformation of the bookcase... Selection of the color is also impressive and adorable.. Love to read your experience. As this is mine first visit to this blog found it good and inspirational.

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