Monday, October 19, 2009

refurbished bookshelf/desk

Here is the before shot of the bookshelf/desk.  Not bad looking, but not what I wanted.  (Isn't my son a cutie?  He insisted on being in the picture.)  I tried sanding it a little, but it isn't real wood and that wasn't working out so well, and wasn't doing much, so I did two coats of primer instead.


 Then two coats of white paint in a semi gloss and about a yard of Mary Engelbreit fabric and Thrifty Decor Chick's trick  for the back of the shelves!  I think it turned out SO cute!  I wish this was for our home, but sadly, it has somewhere else to live.  Luckily it is already out the door, or I may have changed my mind.  I just love it!



20 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

It's very cute, and hopefully you did change your mind! :-)

Happy Met Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Beverly said...

I like it much better!!!!

Amy said...

Super cute.. great job!

Maureen said...

Sweet!

podso said...

Very cute!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

Very nice! Love the fabric you used. And your son is adorable!!

{ L } said...

Oh! I love this idea. I completely want to copy it for my boys. Thank you so much for sharing.

Happy Met Monday!

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Kammy said...

Caaaaaute ! Great job , love the backing !
Kammy

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Very Cute!

Thanks for sharing!
KAte

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Adorable! I love the polka dot fabric. Thanks for linking up!

Pam said...

So cute
Pam

Brandi said...

I love that! Great job!

Delightful Dwelling said...

How fun and cute, I love the pattern in the back of the shelves.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Cute!!!

Lee Laurie said...

Its so cute. What a great idea with the fabric.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

What a cute little transformation!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Ditto to the other comments. Cute! I love the backing...very creative.

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Very cute...and your little one is precious too. Thanks for sharing both of them :o)
peace.

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

Good job! I am loving that funky cute fabric :)

Mayhem and Moxie said...

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I have so much to learn. :)

-Francesca