Monday, April 11, 2011

Chevron Bookcase Makeover


A friend of mine gave me this bookcase.  It was very simple, and basic, but had a LOT of potential!



I sanded everything down and painted with Benjamin Moore basic white.  They were phasing out this paint and I got each quart for $5 reg. $28.  SCORE!  I used basic white, Hale Navy, and Pewter.



Need a quick NO MEASURE & NO TAPE method for chevron?   
Use an overhead projector and a chevron transperancy.




I drew in the pattern with pencil and then painted 2 coats of the pewter and navy.

My Dad made me some feet for my bookcase using some old 2x4s.  I bought these at Menards, but they just werent working for me.  This is just what it needed.


My boys were so excited to have their new shelf in their room.  They couldn't wait to help decorate!



Have a GREAT DAY!!



DIY Club

37 comments:

  1. LOVE chevrons!!! GREAT bookcase project!

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  2. You did a fantastic job. I love a good re-do!

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  3. Beautiful makover! Love the chevron pattern!

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  4. Fantastic! Love it!

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    Turning a House into a Home

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  5. Such a fantastic transformation! It looks wonderful, you did a great job!

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  6. This is so cute! I love how the pattern only peeks out when the shelves are full - subtle yet fun!

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  7. This is SO super duper cute! Thanks for inviting me to your blog party, I linked a few up and will be back on Saturday to link up more. Meanwhile, I need to poke around a bit!

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  8. that is very hip. love it. saw you on shabby chic cottage.

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the chevrons and the colors you chose! I found you thru the link party! Also love the row of cowgirl boots! Go Kansas! You are super cute! But ps~who on earth owns a projector? Hilarious! Off to read more! xox! http://theedgeofblue.blogspot.com

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  10. Very pretty. Love this a lot! The chevron pattern is beautiful!

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  11. Great job on the bookcase!! I love how it turned out!
    I am hosting my first linky party today and would love for you to link up! :) {nifty thrifty sunday}
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  12. This is so pretty! I LOVE it!

    Best,
    Lauren

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  15. Love, love, love, your bookshelf! Amazing makeover!!!

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