FREE Bookcase Upcycle

Pieces of Time East
by Pieces of Time East
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This piece was abandoned at a UHAUL storage facility and was screaming for me to SAVE HER!

I received a call from a client that this bookcase was sitting in the trash section of a UHAUL Storage facility. Solid wood, but missing the back. I immediately knew what I wanted to do with her...

I brought her back to my warehouse and applied two coat of Kristi Kuehl Pure Home Paints in Tahoe (the lightest grey), distressed her and applied a coat of the Clear Matte Protective Finish. Painted the hardware in Slate and reattached....

Next I took 5 Reclaimed Wood boards and did a white wash with White Linen over them. After they dried, I sanded them a bit and applied Ebony Protective Glaze.

Using my Brad Nailer gun I attached the reclaimed boards to the back. Now she is ready for staging on the floor!

She is absolutely STUNNING once again and SAVED from the landfill!

It won't be long and she will have a new forever home!
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  • Kristi Kuehl Pure Home Paint and Finishes   (
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  • Paula Rizzo Paula Rizzo on Apr 14, 2017
    Just a thought, is there any way the writing surface could be a slide out from beneath the bottom shelf?

  • Lcu28164638 Lcu28164638 on Nov 05, 2017
    Do you have a Face book page where we can follow you ?? Love your ideas .

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