Metamorphosis Monday is hosted by Susan @ Between Naps on The Porch. Stop in to see the creative changes showcased there.I rarely participate in Metamorphosis Monday because I simply don't have the energy and vision that a lot of these ladies have but today I have something to post about.
I had an old Ikea bookcase that had been in my kids room throughout the years. It was probably the only blue thing in my house. Once they were grown it sat in my guest room between two twin beds looking pretty grim.
I had some incentive to get it out of there because my great-niece will be living with us for a semester or more come January. I think she will need a dresser more than a bookcase.
Of course I thought of Kammy when it was time to paint it. Hmmm maybe a bit of black? Of course.
It was quick and simple to paint. The woman at Home Depot sold me a paint that doesn't need a primer as it adheres itself. Ya, right. Not so much. It ended up with a plastic feel but only in some spots where it remained shiny. In the other areas it showed brush strokes. The worst downside is that the paint doesn't adhere properly at all and just peeled off where I bumped it. I was going to put crown molding around the top but realized I wanted it tight to the wall so that plan was squashed.
Oh well it is in my dining room now to hold some extra pieces. I will be jazzing it up a bit more but there it is for now with a few items on it. I keep a clear saucer over top of my wine decanter to keep dust out. You would think with all the wine I drink there wouldn't be time for dust to collect but you would be wrong.
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