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Thrifty Thursday: $10 Bookcase Makeover

Thrifty Thursday: $10 Bookcase Makeover

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Last week I started a series called Thrifty Thursday where I fix up something I have found at either a thrift store, garage sale, Craigslist or wherever “junk” may be found. My goal is to try to find something special, or that could be special, that I would enjoy spending some time and effort on.  HERE is the link to last week’s segment of Thrifty Thursday where I gave a $5 frame a new life.

*Side note: I have an amazing sister who is more of a penny pincher than I am.  She’s playing along with Thrifty Thursday and you’re definitely going to want to check our her blog!  Click HERE.*

 

The Before

I found this pressed wood, subpar bookcase at Goodwill for $10.  There wasn’t a lot of options as to what I could do with it.  I could either paint it or leave it as is and try to sell it on Craigslist for what I paid for it.  I decided to give this piece a chance and try to breath some new life into it.

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I painted it a mix of Annie Sloan French Linen and Pure White.  It’s a light taupe/gray color that is close enough to white without being white.  The perfect neutral color.  Here it is after two coats.

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The After

After three coats of paint and some clear and dark wax, this Thrift Thursday $10 bookcase makeover is complete.  This bookcase has new life and a fighting chance to be used and loved my someone again.  A little bit of paint goes a long way.

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And here he is…this guy seems to make his way into every photoshoot.
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Thanks for reading this weeks segment of Thrifty Thursday.  Painting furniture is absolutely my favorite thing to do.  Transforming a piece of furniture from blah to beautiful, well it just can’t get any more fun than that.  So back on the hunt I go, searching for the next Thrifty Thursday project!

“And remember, you did it yourself and it will probably show. Embrace the DIY life.”

Kendra

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