This antique bookcase makeover for a baby nursery was a project near and dear to my heart.
Our first grandchild is due soon, and when my daughter told me they needed a bookcase for the nursery, I excitedly volunteered to take on that project.
You guys know how much I love furniture makeovers, so getting to make a special project for my daughter/granddaughter was so much fun.
I am partnering with the Dixie Belle Paint Company for this post. Paint and supplies were generously provided to me by Dixie Belle, but all ideas and creations are my own.
I showed my daughter the many color choices available in the Dixie Belle Chalk Paint line, and she selected Tea Rose, which is a beautiful dusty rose color with a vintage vibe– perfect for a little girl’s room.
Finding the right bookcase turned out to be harder than I expected. Since this was a special gift for my granddaughter, I wanted something that was solid wood, so it would stand the test of time.
Plus, there wasn’t a lot of wiggle room with the dimensions they gave me for where it needed to fit in the baby nursery.
Finally, after visiting nearly every thrift store, flea market, and antique mall in our vicinity, plus stalking Facebook Marketplace for a couple of weeks, I finally located this listing for an “Antique Solid Wood Bookcase”.