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Small bookcase makeover

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How to turn an old thrift store bookcase into a custom night stand using trim, paint and wallpaper... on a DIY budget!

I didn’t expect another DIY furniture project in my future for a while, but when Wayfair asked me try out their peel and stick wallpaper on a bookcase, I went into all out makeover mode. Today, Wayfair released my second video for their new Inspiration Insiders series, and this week I’m taking you through the process of […]

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Once I decided to build a Pottery Barn knock-off desk for my husband, I knew the desk would be lonely without a pair of classic bookshelves. Its hard to find good bookshelves people, especially tall ones. When you look online, you find a sea of particle board and bad laminate. Luckily, once upon a time (like... the 90's) you could easily find solid wood bookshelves. The best news is, since "they" decided oak is ugly, you can pick up a pair of these babies for peanuts on Craigslist. After a…

Hey ya’ll! If you missed my big announcement on Tuesday, you can read more about it HERE. In a nutshell, I’m out shopping the World’s Longest Yard Sale right now in search of great finds to help furni

Hey ya’ll! If you missed my big announcement on Tuesday, you can read more about it HERE. In a nutshell, I’m out shopping the World’s Longest Yard Sale right now in search of great finds to help furni

bookshelf makeover

Have you noticed that any bookshelves you find anymore are all laminate, mdf crap? I know when I’m looking to refinish one, it’s almost impossible to find one that’s solid wood. Sure, you can refinish laminate furniture, but it’s not the same quality finish. I don’t think the paint adheres as well and so I doubt that the paint lasts as long as it would on a wood piece. Maybe I’m wrong? Regardless, when I do find a wood shelf […]

A small white bookcase with the inside back painted french gray.

I’m moving! I had ordered a white bookcase to go in my yellow room, but it now resides in a rental standard white room. Boring. I plan to repaint the bedroom furniture, so once I decided o…

Hey my friends! On one of my "treasure hunting" adventures, I spotted this solid wood bookcase. As soon as I saw it, I knew it had great potential. The backer board was in pretty rough shape. I removed it with a screwdriver and pliers. Next, it was time to give this bookcase a good cleaning. It was very dirty and the nutrition stickers had to go. I used Dixie Belle Paint's White Lightning cleaner and a Scotch Brite scouring sponge. This cleaner is great for cleaning furnitu…

Hey my friends! On one of my "treasure hunting" adventures, I spotted this solid wood bookcase. As soon as I saw it, I knew it had great potential. The bac…

How many of you have picked up a Bookcase at a Thrift Shop or Flea Market and really thought you could make it something fabulous…but yet it sits in the garage or basement waiting to have it’s moment?

How many of you have picked up a Bookcase at a Thrift Shop or Flea Market and really thought you could make it something fabulous…but yet it sits in the garage or basement waiting to have it’s moment?