Sunday, March 18, 2012

Crusty Old Bookshelf

I'm kicking myself because I think I deleted the before photo of this piece. It came to me in a mahogany wood with a very old finish. Shayne wanted it in a "crusted out" finish. After painting it white, I used two different waxes and a heat gun to achieve this finish.

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Crusted out top a la heat gun
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Hoping you had a fabulous weekend!

~Allison














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13 comments:

Stacey said...

Cute, cute, cute Allison! Very nice job!
Stacey :o)

Good Time Charlie said...

Looks great! I forgot about the magic of a heat gun! I loaned mine to a client eons ago.....I think it is time to get a new one!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I've never heard of using a heat gun, but I'm loving the look it gave. Where do you buy one?

Our Country Bungalow said...

The shelf looks awesome. Great job!
~cathy

Scribbler said...

Interesting. What's it like working with a heat gun? I would probably have set it on fire, given my track record.

The shelf is very cute -- looks like a very useful size, too.

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Allison hi! I found you through the blog hop and I'm very glad I did! Both our blogs have the same topic that I enjoy reading. So I'm now happily following!
Would love to see you over at my place too!
Love, Olga
www.stardust-decorstyle.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

Love the look that the heat gun gives this piece. Great job! I am a follower now and will visit your site often.

http://pearlsinparadise.blogspot.com

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That heat gun is a nifty little tool! Love the crusty look you achieved! And thanks for joining the party!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i don't even own a heat gun... i think i am going to add it to my list of necessary power tools! this looks very cool!

Claire said...

I'm another reader who had not heard of using a heat gun to achieve a distressed finish - great tip!

Your shelf looks fantastic!

Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

It's All Connected said...

I thought I'd used everything out there to age paint but the heat gun is new to me. Thanks! ~ Maureen

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

Very cool! Love the finish on it. Not something you see every day!

Hege Sletsj√łe Morris said...

Really like it!
Thank you so much for the comment on my console table! Have a great weekend! Hege