Emily has been wanting a book shelf in her room for quite some time. She has a shelf, but it’s a corner shelf and the books ALWAYS fall over. If they aren’t falling over, the smaller ones get squeezed behind the bigger ones, the pages get all crinkly, etc, etc.
Didn’t it clean up beautifully?? I haven’t actually completed a project like this before… so I was pretty darn excited that Baby Girl liked it.
I sanded, puttied, and sanded some more. Then I primed it with KILZ as it had a bit of a musty old wood smell.
I added some trim that I found at Home Depot at the top and also two wooden rosettes at the bottom corners. A fresh coat of white paint, a little sanding on the edges for a distressed look, and then FUN time!
I knotted a strip of purple tulle for the sides of the shelf. Em’s room is FULL of tulle and flowers. So, naturally, she wanted flowers on her shelf… purple and white to be precise. The flowers looked a little lonely, so I hot glued a strip of burlap haphazardly behind them.
Tulle + Burlap = True Love (just my opinion, anyway).
I moved the shelf into her room today…