Fancy Carved Bookshelf Makeover

That Thing I Made bookshelf before

Over at That Thing I Made, Joanna picked up this worn out bookshelf for $20.  It was pretty hard to see past the ugly stained finish and particle board backing, but Joanna has a good imagination.

That Thing I Made bookshelf after


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Wooden Spool Bookshelf and Stool

Diary of a Crafty Lady spool before

Lindsay blogs at Diary of a Crafty Lady.  A friend of hers was getting rid of this industrial spool, and Lindsay was quick to offer it a home.  She’d seen something in a magazine made out of one of these, and was anxious to experiment with it.

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Redoing a Bookshelf

Restoration Redoux shelf before

A client brought Shanna of Restoration Redoux this Craigslist find and asked her to work a little magic on it.  It was dingy, dirty bookshelf that was in need of some TLC.

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Stacked Table Shelf

This little table was a gift of the secondhand sort from my grandma and grandpa that became one of my most recent Roadkill Rescues over at Infarrantly Creative. It had been in my grandparent’s home for decades (although with a tablecloth on it!), and they were ready to get rid of it. I really loved {…Read More…}

Stenciled Gray Bookcase

Brook from BeingBrook received this bookcase as a hand-me-down from her grandparents. It had a layer of old, peeling paint on top of stain, not to mention water damage on the bottom. Brook gave the bookshelf new life with a couple coats of gray chalk paint and a stenciled design on the back panel. Like {…Read More…}

Children’s Storage Hutch


Catherine from Freddy & Petunia got a call from her niece about some trash treasures that were sitting curbside. From the stash Catherine nabbed two nightstands, one with French Provincial styling and one that was pretty boxy looking. They were both in rough shape and missing parts, but, of course, that didn’t interfere with Catherine’s {…Read More…}

Laminate Bookshelf with Fabric Backdrop

Catherine from Bluenose Life found a small laminate bookshelf that was destined for the dump in her neighborhood. You’ve probably had one of these Wal-mart cheapies at some point in your life. Catherine sanded the whole piece down and then primed and painted it white. She jazzed it up by creating a new back from {…Read More…}