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 Stacy’s:
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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