I bought this little book case for 10 dollars from the online yardsale group I created on Facebook for people living in our borough.
I though it might fit in my kitchen but it was just a hair too big for the space I had. Instead of giving up and selling it or donating it I decided to attempt a paint job. With brushes and clean up and all that jazz. I do so love spray paint, except the disposable cans I don't care for that part of spray paint.
So I primed it
and left it sit for weeks while I planted my garden and got summer underway. Then I quit fooling around and finished it.
It was white, then red, then yellow and finally topped with a mellow green. Don't ask about the red, really it was an undercoat I thought I would distress it but decided on a crackle coat instead. I like the final results.
And here it is in our living room, ready for summer reading.
10 bucks for the book case, 10 bucks for a quart of crackle coat from Lowes, 10 bucks for a quart of paint plus time and effort. Sure it's was 30 bucks total but the crackle coat and the paint are 3/4s full and I can definitely see using them again. Plus I just really like the way it looks in our house.
Peace and Love--