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Easy Peasy Bookcase Makeover

You probably wouldn't want this secondhand bookcase in a nursery, but just wait until you see the after!

This bookcase was a little plain but otherwise in good condition. I imagined it working perfectly for a little girl's room, so I used Antoinette and Old White for my color scheme. I attached a piece of bead-board wainscoting to the back of the cabinet.

Before thrift store find.

Thrift store bookcase transformed with chalk paint.

Painted in Antoinette and Old White Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan.

Paint and a piece of wainscoting transformed this thrift store find.

Antoinette and Old White.

Thanks for stopping by The Black Sheep Shoppe today! The supplies listed below are what I used for this project. (Affiliate links follow.)

  • Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan (Antoinette & Old White)
  • Clear Wax by Annie Sloan (I used a wax brush to apply the wax which is totally worth the investment if you plan to paint a lot of projects. I used a lint free cloth to wipe off the excess wax for a beautiful finish. If you're only doing one project then you could use a lint free cloth to apply the wax, too.) 
  • Wooster Vintage Effects Paint Brush
  • Wainscoting (from Home Depot)
  • Hammer and nails
Furniture transformation with paint.

Creating a beautiful home doesn't need to cost a fortune.
Antoinette pink and Old White chalk paint.


  1. A perfect example of how paint can completely transform a piece into like new condition! I suspect you'll be findng something else very quickly to fill that space again ;)


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