Transforming an Ordinary Wood Bookcase With Milk Paint
I was driving past an op shop & screeched into the parking lot when I saw this bookcase leaning on an outside wall. It was mine for a mere $15!
At first I was certain it requested to be painted with a light wash of "Typewriter" in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.
I finished with a coat of Hemp Oil...but it just didn't seem right yet....
Weeks had passed and I decided to do a yellow wash over the black with Miss Mustard Seed's Yellow.
I also wanted it to have some height so I took legs off another piece and put them on the bookcase, giving it a whole new look.
Again the piece sat in my studio, I just wasn't happy. Then one day using leftovers from another project,
I did the third and final "wash" of milk paint...and fell in love with the rich, aged patina...at last!
The inside begged for some whimsy, so I laid the bookcase flat, then arranged coordinating craft paper. Once happy with the patterns, cut to size and used Mod Podge to create an interesting background.
Finished at last, I love this piece so much now. It went from just about discarded and sad...to a piece full of personality and style!
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Published September 2nd, 2014 7:08 AM
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Wendy Johnson on Sep 03, 2014I am so glad you found it and made it your own and then shared your ideas! I come to Hometalk for relaxation, to be inspired and to enjoy other peoples creations even if I never make the same thing.
Maritza Narvaez on Sep 04, 2014Love the bookcase, if you like the way it looks then good for you.
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