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Found: Old House Bookshelf


Old House Bookshelf @ Urban

Last week I came across this bookshelf on Urban, it reminded me of this shelf I picked up a month ago. Being a little behind on my project postings I thought I'd start with this one. So here it is my Old House Bookshelf:

before/after © creativebleed

I found this at my local thrift shop and was immediately drawn to the spindles and the narrowness of the shelf. Of course I didn't think much of the wood's finish so I gave it a facelift with some left over house paint from my laundry room. I roughed up the edges with sandpaper and shortened it by one shelf so it was not towering over me. I love the color and it fits perfectly in an awkward space in my home. Surprisingly, despite it's tall, narrow structure it is actually pretty sturdy. K