Bookcase Makeover

I’m so excited to share this one with you guys!! I had this old bookcase/filing cabinet that I almost got rid of, can you believe it? After I decided that I could transform this thing into something beautiful, I told my husband to get his tools ready, because I have dreamed up something special. I knew with a little bit of molding (okay, a lot of molding) and some paint, we could turn this into a show stopper. I don’t want to keep you in suspense anymore, so here is the before and after: 


This project really was just a matter of attaching a lot of different moldings to the bookcase, adding feet, changing the hardware, painting it with Annie Sloan chalk paint, and finishing it off with a glaze. 

Here are some pictures of the different molding we used:

 We added a small crown molding and a strip of dental molding to the top.
We then framed out trim on the sides.
We used a bigger version of the frame molding for the drawer fronts because they were so large.
 This is a before picture of the side.
This is in process during painting/glazing while waiting on my husband to work on the moldings. 

As you can see in the pics, the moldings were all made from different materials, that’s okay because it was all getting covered with paint! All of the moldings were purchased at Home Depot. I found the glaze and the handles at hobby lobby. Annie Sloan paint is only sold in specialty shops, I found mine at a local store called “Two Old Birds” in Raleigh, NC. 

I still need to style the bookcase, I will post pics of that along with the rest of my office update in a later post. 

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