I am excited to be participating in the Making Good Blog Train hosted by Green Issues by Agy.
The "Making Good" blog train asks: What is a repair and why do we even both to repair the things we have? Some see rapid as a way of reconnecting with our possessions as extend their lives. Other see it a form of creative potential and an avenue to express their craft. The rewards for mending varies from feeling immense satisfaction to prolonging the life of the product.My husband and I were blessed enough to receive a lot of furniture from family when we were first married. Some pieces were definitely nicer than others; a few pieces we still have after almost 14 years or marriage. But after 14 years of marriage, I wanted to have something more than just the hand- me downs, I wanted pieces that we love.
Rather then go out and buy all new furniture, as honestly who has the money for that, I began re-doing some of the better pieces. (My long-time readers will recognize this as one of my pieces in my master bedroom makeover).
I began by painting the old book case. There are many ways to paint furniture, but for this one I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I love that this paint is so simple to use in that there is no need to sand or prime, you just start painting.
I wanted to give it a little pop, something extra as I wasn't planning on it being completely full of books.
I found some great wrapping paper, it was a very thick wrapping paper (you can also use contact paper). I measured the piece for length, it was not wide enough, so I had to use two pieces.
While it would have been easier to just go buy a new book case, I then not only would have wasted money and this great piece of furniture, but I wouldn't have a custom one of a kind piece.
|Better lighting than above- this shows the true colors|
Thank you Agy, for letting me be part of this blog train, Tomorrow, the repair train (which has been world wide!) heads over to Jean's Blog Simply HandMade by Jean Stitch.