I almost forgot to take before shots. And yes. I paint in my bedroom. I have a lot of room in there. What you can't see is I was listening to Pandora, the Downton Abbey station! Did you know there was such a thing? I read about it yesterday. They play the music from the series and other sound tracks similar to it. Very nice! You should check it out!
Anyway, back to the bookcase.
The shelves are just oak laminate.
Here it is with two coats of Annie Sloan Old White. Love it! You also get a peek into my master bathroom. See that tired old 80's oak vanity? It's getting a makeover soon! Swoon!
I have to do the shelves today. I only started the whole project around five o'clock yesterday afternoon. Rachel went to work, Sarah went to read a book, Tim and Kyle were gone. So yeah, this is how I roll! I put the first coat on, went and made dinner. Tim, Kyle, Sarah and I ate, then I went and put on the second coat! Easy peasy.
Funny story but true: During the second coat of paint Kyle and Sarah were watching a movie on the tv behind the bookcase. The bookcase and I are both short enough that we didn't get in their way! Ha ha!
I'm not certain yet how I will finish this bookcase. After the clear wax, will I do dark wax in some of the detail areas or not? I'm still pondering it.
More to come....