Bookcase Makeover With Chalk Paint

Ridgefield Kitchen Revival
by Ridgefield Kitchen Revival
This bookcase was dark and tired looking... we transformed it with gray chalk paint ~ now its photo worthy !
We chose "Coco" Annie Sloan chalk paint, and went to work
AFTER: painted with Chalk paint
What a difference !
AFTER: painted with Chalk paint
In the process...
AFTER: painted with Chalk paint
Voila !
The color brought out the great details in this piece ..
We even painted over the hinges and knobs and distressed it minimally
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  • Thanks Hannah :)
  • Ruth C. Taylor Ruth C. Taylor on Oct 21, 2019

    nice job. I'm thinking to do this to a 5 piece bookcase/TV cabinet. I was going to keep the large oak TV cabinet on the center of the one wall, paint it and move the other 4 pieces (2 cabinets with glass doors light inside and 2 corner bookshelves both one on each side of our fireplace to give the illusion of a built in wall unit. Then paint them the white I chose for my woodwork. We've had this large piece since 1988, and know I would have to give it away, so instead might as well give it new a life and re-purpose it. Your paint project convinced me to do it :)