Thursday, March 15, 2012

Green Cottage Bookcase

I'm sharing a little green today, just in time for St.Patrick's Day!


This one appeared in my garage one day. Gosh I love when that happens!




It used to sit in my friend Susan's foyer. It looked cute, but a bookcase just didn't provide the kind of storage her busy family needed. After she picked up a dresser at our fall tag sale, she had her husband drop the bookcase off at my house. One look at those curves and I was smitten!



This was one of those super easy projects - a light sanding, two coats of Behr paint and primer in one (the color is Wasabi Powder), a light distressing just along the edges and a coat of wipe on poly - done!












I love those curves so much that this one is staying at my house - thanks Susan! ... And just so you know, I'd really rather be at home painting than out there hunting for finds. So if anyone wants to drop a little something off in my driveway or sneak it into my garage, I would be totally thrilled!



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29 comments:

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

I want a magic furniture garage!! :) I would keep it too...very pretty.

Allison@FabRehab said...

So so sweet!!! That furniture fairy can drop by my house anytime!

NanaDiana said...

Hey- Ask them to drop off lunch, too, that way you can kill two birds with one stone! LOVE the curves on that sweet little bookcase. I wouldn't part with it either- xo Diana

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

The furniture fairy is way cooler than the tooth fairy! Love the curves too!

GirlRural.com said...

There is something about a petite bookcase. I can't stop picking them up wherever I go. They usually end up gifted to a friend after a coat of paint as everyone needs/wants/can fit a small bookcase. Darling!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

What a sweet little bookcase that looks so refreshed now. It was big garbage week here after a long winter and lots of stuff on the curbside (folks put it out all nicely, usually, in hopes that others will find a reuse for it as recycling is pretty big around here.) We found a cute litte desk that I hope to get started on this week.

restorenation said...

You gave that recycled bookcase a lot of character with just a little rehab. Thanks for sharing.

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

She's so pretty...love the cottage green color you chose.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

That looks beautiful! :) Megan

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Just lovely! And furniture fairies are my favorite ;-)

Lisa Scibilia said...

That is such a nicely sized bookcase, and I love it's new coat of paint. So fresh!

Twice Nice said...

So pretty Sharon! That's a great friend you have.

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

So nice to keep one for yourself once in a while!

Heather @ The Junktion said...

Super cute and easy...a great combination!!

Katie said...

It looks great Sharon! I'd love to have a magic furniture fairy too! I usually only get surprises of the dead bug variety! Great job on this piece!

Ali Richardson said...

Awesome!!! I love those curves too and I especially love the price tag. Free is always for meeeee!

Terry said...

You are so funny. I too would love people dropping off quality furniture...not junk wood in my new hobby garage. Your 'new' bookcase looks very snazzy.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love this! it is super cute!!!! i have been looking for something similr for emmy's room. i got one of those teacher style bookcases, but the books keep tipping forward. it drives us batty!

Honey at 2805 said...

So cute and a great price! I'm waiting on the fairy to show up here! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Your participation is always appreciated!

Amy Fountain said...

beautiful furniture piece!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

I love that little bookshelf, and the color you chose. Getting furniture drop offs is the best!

Scarlett Ibis said...

I love it. I have one the same color. It such a soothing green:)

Pam said...

Yes, its always nice when nice things like that just "show up"! Job well done....looks great.

Kelly said...

That's gorgeous! I love the distressing. I wish I knew how to paint/distress like that.

Emily @ The Diligent One said...

She's a beauty! Love the soft color you choose, too.

Kathy said...

That little bookcase has a new lease on life now! Love the new color and the light distressing!

Stacey said...

Beautiful shelf with great curves...I would be smitten too!
Thanks for linking up to my party! I would love for you to stop back this Thursday to link up again!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Terry said...

I love how fresh and new your bookcase looks with som paint. I'd have to keep it too, very pretty! Thanks for linking up this project at Sunday Blog Love, I hope you stop over again this weekend!

Green Willow Pond said...

Amazing what a little paint can do. What a pretty soft shade of green. Great job!

Deborah