This is the before of the bookshelf that will be going in my kitchen. The color is not that bad, it just looked a little dingy and dark. I want to lighten and brighten my house up and this piece did not fit that feeling.
Here's a tip: To get the wood to show through in the crevesis of moldings on a piece of furniture, I use a small screw driver and scrap the paint off and then sand it smooth. It's hard to get in there with sandpaper. I usually scrap in random spots while the paint is still slightly wet.
I used Minwax Finishing wax to finish it off and here it is in my Kitchen:
Got these at Fry's Grocery store on sale and used my Cricut to vinyl-ize them!
Finally a place to store all of my cookbooks!
(notice the straw container in the background...used a pickle jar...my kids love having them handy)
Homework station... LOVE IT!
The pencil and crayon holders are reused Febreeze candle holders and the metal containers came from Goodwill for $0.50 each)
To do list:
~ Encase square windows above bookshelf with molding
~ Plant some herbs for the top of bookshelf
~ Make Bench for entryway
~ Find a piece for other entry wall or look for other inspiration
What's on your to do list?
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