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!

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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.

 

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

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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!

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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:

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& 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!

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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.

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

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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:

http://sweetsongbird.eveyscreations.com/2016/01/a-fresh-start-january-fffc-sponsored-by.html

& here’s Stacy’s:

http://www.anastasiavintage.com/2016/01/nightstand-general-finishes-chalk-style-paint.html

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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