Category: Home & Garden
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Funky, Mod, Ethnic, Eco-Friendly, Whimsical
Re-purposed an old book shelf bought at a garage sale for $5. It was old and beat up a bit but I needed something to organize my books and of course, saw it as a blank canvas. I painted in colors that match my decor and taste, teal and black with a Mexican pattern painted on both sides. The insides are just painted with both a lighter and darker shade of teal. Once the pattern was painted, I created a stain and washed over the entire bookcase to give it more of an antique look. I wiped off what I didn't want and then sealed it. For some fun, I created accents using teal glitter paint outlining the bookshelf as well as highlighting the "medallion" design on the sides. I also added a bit of bling with some simple clear and green rhinestones in the center of each medallion. Oh and I also added some great wheels, making it easier to move around my home. Hope you enjoy!
What was your inspiration?
Mexican pattern and the colors.
What are you most proud of?
Re-purposing something old into something useful again.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be patient, have a plan, think outside the box, make something you can use and admire.