Before + After Bookshelf
Oh my what a summer it has been! We’ve been busy working our basement project (the concrete walls are now painted, yay!), having a much needed patio installed, tending to the vegetable garden (which is growing crazy amounts of vegetables!), swimming at Grandma’s, sunning, seeing friends, shopping, and sneaking in a project here and there. My latest involved painting a pine bookshelf that once sat in the kitchen of our previous home. It held cookbooks, food related magazines, and craft projects in progress. However, when we moved, I had no need for a bookshelf in the kitchen and so it has sat in our basement patiently waiting for a new life.
Aside from no longer needing it my new kitchen, I really didn’t want to use it anywhere else in our house due to all the scratches our dog put on it as a puppy years ago. Then an idea popped up – why not paint it and use it in our oldest daughters room? The kids could really make it feel wanted by storing their books and toys. So I got out the paint, decoupage, brushes, and some fabric. Here is how it came out…
You should have seen the amazed look on my 3 year old daughters face when she saw it in her room! Hey, she impresses easily – I’ll take what I can get.
Images: House of Many Hues