Hi! I’m back with a project I finally finished this week. It wasn’t really that difficult it was just a matter of getting around to it. Check out my new bookcase/storage cabinet/half chest. Ok I don’t really know what to call it but I love it! It WAS an old chest of drawers we were using in our guest room. I’m now using it in my home office space as storage.
Here’s the story on this piece.
It is like a million years old. It’s a piece my husband had when we met and someone had given it to him. Like I said before, we had been using it here in the guest room but two of the drawers just started to fall apart beyond repair and the veneer was peeling off the top. Since the rest of it was still in pretty good shape I decided to give it a little makeover but use it in a way that wouldn’t require us to have to open the drawers every single day.
So I pulled the casters out of the bottom.
Then used a putty knife to peel the rest of the veneer off the top.
Next, I painted it with two coats of chalk paint in my favorite shade of white, Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore mixed up by Lowe’s in Valspar. Then, after measuring the top two openings of the chest I made a trip to the lumber aisle at Lowe’s and had them cut the boards I would use as shelves.
This is the perfect piece of furniture to store things we need but don’t use on a regular basis like owner’s manuals, my sewing stuff and old photos. I’m so glad we decided to keep it!
*I’ve linked up at Liz Marie Blog this week. Check it out!