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.


Crusted out top a la heat gun

Hoping you had a fabulous weekend!


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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!

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.

STARDUST 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

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.

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 Bustamante 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 @ a little something in the meantime . . . 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 @

Maureen Wyatt 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 Morris said...

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