Painted Bookcase Before & After

Shannon
by Shannon
There are so many options for redoing an old piece of furniture. When I decided the original wood on this bookcase needed to be painted over, I lived with the wrong(?) paint color choice for over a year, then I got it right!
This is how it looked originally. Honestly, there wasn't anything wrong with it, but you know how it is . . . sometimes you just need to change things up.
This is a peek at all the colors in between, including the primer color. Before the final red color could be painted on, I had to sand extra around the doors in order for them to open and close properly, due to so much extra paint.
I am so happy with the end result!
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
  3 questions
  • Kathy Althoff Kathy Althoff on Dec 28, 2017
    What color red did you use, and was it chalk paint. Thank you.

  • Caroline Caroline on Mar 30, 2018

    It's lovely. What finish did you use..if dark wax I'd like to know the alternative. Maybe a stain wash? If so could you tell me what product? Thanks

  • Caroline Caroline on Mar 30, 2018

    It's lovely. What finish did you use..if dark wax I'd like to know the alternative. Maybe a stain wash? If so could you tell me what product? Thanks

Comments
Join the conversation
3 of 7 comments
  • Marshmellow Marshmellow on Sep 02, 2017
    I'd love to know the brand and the color. It's just what I've been looking for

    • Shannon Shannon on Sep 07, 2017
      I'm SO sorry for this delayed response. Not writing the brand/color was the worst mistake that I regret terribly. I don't know! I only remember that I rubbed over it with a walnut stain.

  • Marshmellow Marshmellow on Sep 08, 2017
    Not a problem! I'm always forgetting to write things down too! Have a blessed day!

Next