Upcycled Bookshelf Before & After

Upcycled Bookshelf by Vintage Street Designs

OK…this hidden gem was nasty.  A sloppy dark green paint job, not so pleasant material glued to the back with holes cut clear through.  Since my husband is back in the work force, I’m out searching for treasures on my own.  Luckily he still wants to be involved and I knew he could help me fix her up.

Upcycled Bookshelf ~ Vintage Street Designs (2)Before↑Upcycled Bookshelf ~ Vintage Street Designs (4)During the makeover and after the hubs put a new back on↑Upcycled Bookshelf ~ Vintage Street Designs (12)It’s been awhile since I painted anything with CeCe Caldwell’s Paints ~ Destin Gulf Green and it’s such a beautiful color so I decided to use it for the back as an accent.

I also used Omaha Ochre as a base and topped it with Pittsburgh Gray.Upcycled Bookshelf ~ Vintage Street Designs (7)I then wet distressed to expose the Ochre.  I still wanted more depth so I chose to use Aging Cream instead of Clear Wax to seal.Upcycled Bookshelf ~ Vintage Street Designs (16)A great rustic piece to store books, scrapbook paper, sheet music or whatever your heart desires.  She’ll be heading to Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market on May 3.1781931_678290122235339_1814854908_nUntil next time…

Have a beautiful day!!!

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  1. This is so gorgeous!! Sharing on my FB page. I hope you will link up at my party, open now through Sunday night. I love CeCe Projects!

    • Yay!!! Thanks Karen…I already linked up another project at your party before I had this done but I’m happy to link this up too! So sweet of you! ♥

  2. great job love your color choice

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