Hello, friends. Have you ever bought something at a thrift store that seemed a little odd, then as you were working on it, it suddenly made sense? That’s what happened with this bookcase. You know how I love to give old country décor an updated French country vibe. See the chair makeover here.
I found this lovely bookcase while visiting our friends in North Carolina.
The drawers at the bottom were unusual and drew me to it. I wanted to add feet, so in order to have something to screw into, Richard glued and screwed 1×4’s to the bottom.
Remember the coffee table that I’ve been using for parts? (I used the drawer to make a message center, and the table top to make an easel chalk board.) Well, I still had the legs, so I used my chop saw to cut them down to make feet for this piece. There may even be enough left over to make more feet!
I bought double-ended dowel screws to attach the feet.
Ok, time to pretty it up. The bookcase was in rough shape, but I didn’t mind the naturally shabby condition, so I did minimal touch-up with wood filler in the deepest gouges, then a light sanding.
It was at this point that I realized this was probably a hutch for a small desk. The drawers at the bottom suddenly made sense.
Rust-Oleum spray primer, General Finishes Snow White milk paint, and glaze give this bookcase new life. A little French style bling with fleur de lis knobs from D Lawless Hardware complete the makeover.
I don’t miss the blue plaid paint treatment at all, do you?