Vintage Bookshelf Makeover

Vintage bookshelf makeover - see how to get an updated quick & easy look with chalk paint! A must pin to update your furniture.
I’m going to preface my next sentence with, I’m not complaining in the least bit. Starting this store has been a whirlwind! We were so crazy busy everyday of opening week & I never expected that. I thought the first few days might be busy, but then level out. Nope. Everyday was busy this past week, our biggest problem was keeping stuff in stock. WELL, all of this busyness is really making me, Liz Marie, figure out a schedule. I’m not one for plans & here on the blog I fly by the seat of my pants. I never plan out blog posts & never have. I like blogging in the moment which I will never stop doing. BUT with the store opening I’m going to have to start planning ahead a little more like a normal functioning adult because I will never quit blogging & I want to always share what we are up to. With that being said, I’m trying to find balance in all aspects of my life including my personal life, the store, my blog, & my health. I’m a spontaneous person who is kind of like a free bird so this store is forcing me to turn a new leaf which I’m actually excited about. Waking up earlier, going to bed earlier [kind of], finding new routines, & figuring it all out as I go along. I feel like this post kind of represents where I am right now. I re-did this bookshelf the other day & did a little photoshoot of it at our store. I used all items in our store to style it & It’s not my typical all neutral home decor & I love the combo that will be here on the blog. I now have this diversity of the store & our home which I think is really fun. Ok, I got kind of deep with you all today, but before we get to the bookcase I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all your support with all of these changes lately. I appreciate all the visits to the blog, the shares, the kind words, & just all the love. You guys make my day!

 

Vintage bookshelf makeover - see how to get an updated quick & easy look with chalk paint! A must pin to update your furniture.

Vintage bookshelf makeover - see how to get an updated quick & easy look with chalk paint! A must pin to update your furniture.
Seriously this bookshelf looks WAY different than when I picked it up. I always dreamed about having a vintage bookshelf like this in our house, but I put it in the store & now it’s sold. So, maybe I’ll find one again one day. Here is how it looked when I picked it up…

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It looked like someone maybe started painting it at the bottom? Who knows, but I chose to paint it with Maison Blanche Confederate Gray with a dark wax over it. I really wanted to update the piece & make it a little warmer than it was. I also used some new hardware on the piece that I found at Marshalls. Here is how it looked after a quick makeover by yours truly…

Vintage bookshelf makeover - see how to get an updated quick & easy look with chalk paint! A must pin to update your furniture.

Vintage bookshelf makeover - see how to get an updated quick & easy look with chalk paint! A must pin to update your furniture.
Vintage bookshelf makeover - see how to get an updated quick & easy look with chalk paint! A must pin to update your furniture.
Since this piece wasn’t styled at our house, I quickly styled it at the store so don’t mind that two of the doors aren’t shut properly, but you can’t always be perfect right? The doors on the bookcase actually was in pretty awesome condition which is always a bonus when dealing with vintage furniture. I am obsessed with chalk paint & how easy it makes furniture makeovers. Speaking of that.. would you guys want to see a video of me using it? Or a post on my tips & tricks? Let me know what you want to see here on the blog! I love sharing & it’s helpful to know what you want to see. I hope you guys are having a great day & thank you again  for stopping by my blog! Be sure to follow me on Facebook & Instagram to keep up. xx

See more of blog makeovers I did in the past few weeks…

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DIY door chalkboard calendar [click here]

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Grain sack chair makeover [click here]

7 thoughts on “Vintage Bookshelf Makeover

  1. Jenn

    I LOVE this kind of bookshelf! I want one for myself! Is there a special name for this type of bookshelf that will help me search/find it easier?

    1. Jenn

      Also, do you really not sand the furniture AT ALL when using chalk paint? Do you at least clean/degrease it with TSP or similar product? Thanks!

  2. Kyndall

    I would love to see a video on how to use the wax! The clear, light and dark waxes associated with chalk paint are something I can’t seem to wrap my head around!

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