Soooo, the other day I had this crazy idea. You see, for the last 15 years there has been an old dilapidated bookcase in the garage which held my gardening stuff, paint cans , tools - you know, just general junk. The interesting thing is no one seems to know where it came from - it's just always kind of been there. Well, after clearing all the stuff off I pulled that bookcase out and boy was it UGLY!! I started second guessing myself at this point. Well, look for yourself - you can see why. But at this point I figured I had nothing to lose.
I sanded it with my trusty sander. Sanded, sanded, and sanded some more. It had quite a lot of cracks and holes, so I used wood putty to fill them. Then I primed it with Kilz primer and painted it two coats of black.
Here it is in my kitchen with all its accessories. I think it turned out okay and as my sister would say, I've had fun "playing house" with it. (Any time I move furniture -which is quite often- or change things around she says I'm "playing house" again.)
I am linking to A Soft Place to Land's DIY Day
...and Metamorphosis Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch!
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