Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Weathered Bookcase

I love this piece...just the shape and size is perfect!
Originally dark wood and in good condition:
The gal who brought me this, also brought me the Crusty Chair. I wasn't sure I loved the chair, so I tried a different technique on this piece...and here is the outcome!

Oops! The bottom shelf needs one more layer~

This was a really fun piece to do!

Linking to these parties!
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Transformation Thursday

Beyond The Picket Fence
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Designer Garden


Cassie Bustamante said...

i had a bookcase just like that but mine was a little wider... i loved it so much that i kept it fro a while! mine was white with a seagreen interior. i love this dusty blue- sooo pretty! and it kinda makes me miss mine. sigh.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

It turned out so pretty! Love the color!

Tammy @ Type A said...

this turned out beautiful, i love the color you used. thanks for sharing at my party!

Pamela said...

Oh this is just gorgeous and I love that tray!!
Beautiful job and fantastic choice
of colour!!

Pamela :)

By the Bluegrass said...

love the steely grey color! It gives it a modern shabby chic look.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks great. Love the gray. Thanks for joining WUW.

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

i love the color! it is so cute with it's little scalloped edge.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love the weathered gray look. I just did it myself on a small rack. The shelf came out great. Really cute!

Emily said...

too adorable!!!

Gina said...

This looks wonderful! The color is fabulous.

Created Amiably said...

I really really love grey right now and I love what you did with bookshelf!

Sarah said...

Perfect color. Love it!

Esther Asbury said...

I love the weathered - primitive look! Your bookcase is beautiful -- love the color!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

I LOVE this! Its FAB!!! Come on 'ova and share this at my Linky Par-Tay!



Megan said...

I love the color and the beading. Great job!


Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

I'm so in love with bookcases. They can be used anywhere and always anchor an area. I like that you chose to paint it grey rather than a predictable color.I'd love it if you stopped by Brambly and paid me a visit. Have a wonderful evening.


Sommer said...

Oooh this turned out fabulously! I'm really into Grey tones right now, I could just snatch this right up! Thanks for linking up to the VIP party at Designer Garden this week!


Kate Fredrickson said...

Really pretty! Great color!
Kate @ welcomedtempest.blogspot.com

Brandi said...

Love the color Allison! You should start your own business! You really do great work!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

This is gorgeous!
How many layers and what colors did you use to create this amazing finish?

Unknown said...

Maybe by Whatever Wednesday #527 I'll get a working button! haha. Thank you for linking up!! I loooove the color!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

I really like how this turned out, and so much better that it was fun!

Pretty In Paint said...

i love this color! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! im following you now!