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Chalk paint bookcase makeover

Do you ever get the itch to change something in a room? Maybe it’s something big like wallpapering or adding bead board. Or maybe it’s something simple like painting a single piece of furniture.

Hi Everyone! I’m Jennifer Zuri at Town and Country Living. I’m here to show you the itch I scratched this weekend. I finally tackled my bookcase makeover with a special blend of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

Here’s the “after” …

Bookcase Makeover from plain white to a painted two-toned applicationI wanted my bookcase to have a little bit more drama than before.


Little white bookcase before her makeoverHere she is before her makeover. Not bad … but not great either.

I’m trying to venture out of my safe, white furniture mode.


Bookcase with a blend of Annie Sloan Chalk Paints. I used one part Graphite and one part Louis BlueShe wears a two-toned look for added dimension. The color is a custom mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paints. I used one part Graphite and one part Louis Blue. The back and insides are painted in Old White. I finished my bookcase makeover with a light coat of clear wax.


DIY Bookcase Makeover with Chalk PaintThis time of year has me wanting to add a little richness to my home decor.

Giving the bookcase a makeover with gray-blue paint is one step in that direction.


DIY Painted Bookcase with Small Bee Print My framed bee print hangs from the top. It adds an unexpected twist to the bookcase.

Colorful, vintage books fill parts of the shelves.


Stack of Vintage BooksI have lots of vintage books. The other day our library was giving away several for free!


Vintage Tin with Wine Corks and Baby BooThe top of the bookcase gets a vintage tin filled with wine corks and a Baby Boo.

You can tell by the Fetzer Crimson cork that I prefer red wines!


Annie Sloan Chalk Paint gives a bookcase a new makeoverHmmm. A glass of red wine would taste pretty good while sitting in this chair.

I can grab one of my vintage books to read, too.

Now that it’s all done, I have to say I like the bookcase much better now!

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  1. Love the bookcase transformation. And I have to ask where did you get the rusted clock with the crown? Love that too!

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