January Fab Furniture Flippin Contest: A brand new year with “A Fresh Start” for 2016

Well this was a great 1st project to start off 2016!  I’m so excited to dive into my DIY’s for this year! I had a rough 2015 so this bright color & super fun project definitely is helping me get out of my funk. This project is setting me up for lots of positive posts & crazy fun DIY’s I have set up for the next few months!


So I took an old bookcase that was trash picked from my husband’s old job.  Look at the label I found on the back! Anyone who grew up decades ago in the Philadelphia & NJ area would remember the store Clover.  It was neat to see an old sticker like this resurface & get revived for a flip post.



Here’s an old photo I found online for nostalgia’s sake:


Anyway, back to who sponsored us & why I’m so happy with the color I chose! General Finishes was our sponsor & we got to choose from their chalk style paints.  I had a conversation with my dad when I was choosing paints & I asked him what he would like to see in our house. I wanted to paint this bookcase & a desk as part of a command center I’ll be putting together within the next few months.  He chose yellow & I couldn’t have agreed more with his choice!  They had this really pretty Moroccan Yellow & I was really happy when it arrived!


This was an awesome way to brighten up our house & a great start to my more organized corner! I can wait to start on the desk soon too 🙂

Here’s a before pic of the bookcase:


& here’s the after! I painted a primer & 2 coats for the best coverage possible. I love working with chalk style paint.  It goes on so smooth & covers so well!


I placed some doilies to add more fun color too. They aren’t permanent right now as I am still playing with the color palettes I want to finalize my command center corner.



So happy with how this turned out! I’m ordering another can of paint to finish of the desk & some organizing accessories too.


Thank you so much to our hosts of our Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest! Go check out how they used their General Finishes Chalk Style Paint.

Here’s Evey’s:


& here’s Stacy’s:



Anyone interested in more info on how to join our awesome contest & community of Fantastic DIYer’s contact info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com

Looking forward to seeing what 2016 has in store for me & my family & of course all of the crafty ventures we will be involved with too.  Thanks for stopping by!! xo-meg