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.
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.
Party Junk #210 at Funky Junk Interiors