I am an avid thrifter. Thrifting is something that I have been doing for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my mother and I would look for garage sale or estate sale signs and immediately pull over. We looked through old houses, crawled through smelly basements and searched lots of web-filled attics in order to find treasure. Some of my most special memories with my mother are riding in her old orange rusty van in summer looking for finds.
Recently, I found this bookshelf for my son's room for a whopping two dollars and with a price like that, I couldn't pass it up. I have been looking for some sort of small bookshelf for some time, but with thrifting you have to be patient. I also knew I wanted a bookshelf that I could make over, so it needed to be solid, but it could have some water damage and even light wood damage. It needed to be something that I could just make over and not feel guilty about it. I also wanted to use high quality paint because it wasn't going in Everett's room. Everett is in a, "tearing everything apart," phase and the bookshelf needed to be able the handle the abuse of a two-year-old.
Paint. I used Behr Color Magnet
Directions: Clean and get all the grime off the bookshelf. This one was housed in a garage for a long time and I gave it a good cleaning and then it was ready to prime. I used a foam roller and applied a layer of primer. Once the primer is completely dry. I only had to apply one coat Behr Marquee Paint.
It is a total makeover and I couldn't be happier with out it turned out. It was so incredibly easy and Everett just loves it!
PS. This is a sponsored post but the opinions are of my own.