Sunday, October 20, 2013

Bookcase Boogie

 I had to do a bookcase boogie last week in order to have a place for the coming Christmas items for my booth.

This 1960's bookcase was one of the items I bought from a sale for a mission trip.  The price was right and at the time it was a workhorse in our formal living room which during the spring and summer doubles as a holding area for items needing to be painted.

The trouble was I did not want it brown.

The floors at Riverfront Antique Mall are painted dark brown so brown furniture disappears from sight.





 I decided on Rust-Oleum Fossil - a greenish tan.  

To speed things up instead of the usual painting, drying, sanding, waxing, I would just blot the paint as it dried.

Worked like a charm.









 Here it sits legless drying.  I lucked out with a low humidity day so the paint cured enough to shove the bookcase in the back of the Blazer in a couple of hours.  

Yes, I have put something spray-painted in the car in the heat and had all the paint fall off.  

Haven't you?

I learned my lesson.

I left the legs natural wood.





I did forget to style the bookcase and show pretty pictures of it, but I was in a hurry to get it over to the store and fill it up.

Plus I needed to put the painted cupboard on top.

Next week the Christmas items are going to be out and about.





I just want to know one thing:  Are the days of the year flying by so fast you can barely catch your breath?  

They are here.

I need some breathing time.

With two dogs and a book and a sofa.

Maybe a kitty or two.

And a soft, soft pillow.

See y'all!











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10 comments:

  1. Love the shelf Donna...especially the height and legs! Nice little paint job too...:) Just wanted to let you know I put up another Sunday post since I accidentally hit publish on the other one before I realized what I had done. Hope you're having a lovely Sunday.

    Blessings, Vicky

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  2. Great job Donna ... will look great with Christmas items displayed on it.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  3. What a great makeover you gave to that bookshelf. Yes, the days are flying by faster and faster. Hope it slows down for you a bit.

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  4. Perfect size bookcase for a booth, Donna! I need to keep my eye out for something like this in my booth. It is perfect for those small things I seem to be drawn to buying at yard and estate sales.

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  5. Love the redo. Hope you have another one somewhere, because that one is going to be gone fast!!!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  6. Oh yes, the days are going way too fast this time of year. Maybe because the darkness is here earlier. Love the bookcase. You're getting a lot done these days

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  7. Very handy for a booth (I have booths too and I am also getting Christmas stock ready to put in).
    Joy

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  8. Cool effect. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

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  9. Leave it to you to come up with a very cool effect! I've been trying to catch a good spray paint day here for a week! I love your shelf! Yes..the days are flying here too!

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