In every furniture makeover post I do I always say how I’m so impressed and amazed by the power of paint. Well, this post is no different. Seriously you can do amazing things with paint! Today I wanted to show you how I brought a pretty “blah” bookshelf & made it “ta-da!” Ok.. that was a really lame way of saying that, but you get the picture. I transformed an old run-down bookshelf into something that you would actually want to display in your house. Well, maybe you wouldn’t want to, but pretend you do just to make me happy.
& after adding some legs [from Home Depot], painting the back of the bookcase & the legs Maison Blanch french blue, the shell of the bookcase Maison Blanche Oyster, & leaving the shelves the natural wood…
I asked on my Facebook page what color I should have the shelves be. Either oyster or wood. I think oyster won, but in the end I wanted to experiment with leaving the shelves wood & I’m happy with my decision! I think it adds warmth & makes it a really unique piece. What do you think with my choice? I lightly distressed the piece with a light sandpaper & I sealed the bookshelf with Maison Blanche clear wax & the piece was complete!
What do you think of my lovely bookshelf makeover?! I’m pretty excited about it & I love how the legs completely changed the bookcase into a new piece of furniture. I also have a new favorite chalk paint color combo! I love how oyster & french blue pair together & I will probably be using this combo again in the near future. Have you tired Maison Blanche chalk paint before? What’s your favorite color? The question of the hour is if I’m going to be keeping this piece.. the answer, unknown! I may be bringing it to my booth to find a new lovely home for it, or I may be keeping it. I’ll keep you updated! Let me know what you guys think of the makeover in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram! xx
See what some of my blogger friends did with Maison Blanche chalk paint int their homes…
Wood Grain Cottage.
This post is brought to you by Maison Blanche, but all opinions are mine of course.