Monday, February 20, 2012

Small Fir Book Shelf Renew...

Slowly working my way through the re-do on my room. Started with the furniture. This is project # 4.
1st project here, 2nd project here, 3rd project here.

I have had this fir shelf, garage sale find, for quite some time. It had a very wobbly frame, needed fixing and paint. Took some time in the garage with a few tools and a couple of colours of home made chalk paint.

 The start - removing foot pieces
 Cool old screws one gross per box, drill bits used
 Repairs, missing parts added for support.
First coat of home made chalk paint (post with my recipe here)
 First coat, then two colours
Trim paint highlight, a friend said it has a beach look.

 In place, started adding collections.

Old fire insurance sign

Another piece of furniture repaired and painted.
My room is somewhat closer to being finished. 
I stay with my Dad who is 91 during the work week and I've been working on projects around his condo. I've been painting the furniture I added and its about time to work on the framework - walls, window and floors.

I want to paint the wooden wall out in a pale blue first and if that doesn't look quite right I will try white. Board and batten look. Need to paint/rebuild the bed too and talk my sister in to making a curtain in a blue/white fabric.
I am thinking of removing the carpet and installing plank flooring as well (future plan).

Compare the changes.
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also sharing with: One More Time February 9, 2014


  1. hi Rob ... that is a very good looking make-over. I like the two color combo. Narrow shelves are great space savers. I am headed over to see your homemade chalk paint.
    Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures

  2. Great transformation. Any shade of blue gets my attention.
    Your newest follower, Mary Alice

  3. Wow, I absolutely love it and it does have a beachy character to it. It's amazing what some TLC and paint can do. I like that dresser it's sitting on too, would love to have that - looks solid!

  4. Sure like the two colours of paint and the mark that looks like 17. Good one.

  5. Very nice! I'm starting to get into re-purposing and up-cycling furniture (currently refinishing 2 old Lane end tables. Hard work but worth it. I love the colors you chose!

  6. Nice makeover, Rob. I've yet to try my hand at painting with chalk paint. I guess I need to get with it.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again this week. I thought I had already joined you as a follower, but I was prompted to do so when I tried to sign I joined. Also became a Linky Follower. ;)

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage


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