A Vintage Bookcase That Had To Be Pried From My Fingertips

We’re talking a serious crush on this beautiful vintage bookcase!  My client had to pry  it from my fingertips!  We were at an auction together and she won the bid on this piece, already knowing how she wanted me to paint it for her.  It was truly a pleasure until it was time to be delivered to her shop at Scottsdale Marketplace.  Oh my goodness, if I would have bid on this piece I’m afraid it would have been staying home with me!

Chippy White Vintage Bookcase(35)Besides the obvious in the gorgeous design of this piece, I LOVE the distressed white finish.

Chippy White Vintage Bookcase(24)So here’s the before photo and yes…the glass was MIA.

Chippy White Vintage Bookcase(41)We decided no glass was just fine!  My client wanted it to be completely rustic anyway, so decided not to replace the missing glass.

Chippy White Vintage Bookcase(42)The interior just need a good cleaning and a quick top coat of Dark Walnut Stain to freshen it up.

Chippy White Vintage Bookcase(27)Stunning details everywhere you look!  I used two coats of CeCe Caldwell’s Vintage White and then took a power sander to the entire exterior to achieve this look.

Chippy White Vintage Bookcase(28)I can imagine quilts piled high on the shelves or a display of pretty white Ironstone pitchers.  What would use it for?

Chippy White Vintage Bookcase(25)So if you are having that feeling of “I just can’t live without this”, go visit The W  House inside Scottsdale Marketplace.  You will find this beauty there just waiting for you to take it home!

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Blessings ~ Judy

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  1. Wow! Your truly talented Judy, I’ve never tried re-painting something so beautiful and making it even more beautiful! So far a can of spray paint has been my friend for small furniture re-dos! Thanks for liking my kitchen, I do love mixing old and new even in our new kitchen. Following you back!

    • Ahhh…thank you so much Vel. Great to have you following along. It’s so fun making new friends in blogland! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  2. This is a stunning piece and turned out so great!


  3. That is lovely! I love the white with the dark interior contrasting with it!

  4. This piece really is gorgeous! And i don’t blame you for wanting to keep it for yourself. 🙂

  5. Love those old pieces. I’ve always thought they were china cabinets – in fact, that’s what I use my (unpainted) one for. Your friend will have no problem selling this – whenever I do one, it sells quickly. Nice job.

    • Thanks Heather…you may be right, it could be a china cabinet??? Really, it could be used for so many things. I’m sure it will sell quickly too! Have a great weekend! Hugs ~ Judy

  6. I had a similar cabinet I recently redid and sold. I bet there be er was glass and this was originally a radio cabinet. The door probably had fabric on it for sound to come out.

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