{Thrifty Thursday} DIY Vintage Bookshelf

In preparation for a bookworm birthday party for her daughter (which will be shown in all its cuteness later this month), Rachel, a contributor for A Night Owl, updated this adorable vintage bookshelf and is sharing it with you all today!

photo credit: Flecky Fotography
photo credit: Flecky Fotography
We survived the bookworm party and now it’s time to start sharing the pictures and how to on our party related projects with you. First up to bat is a FABULOUS vintage book shelf that I thrifted some time ago for about $7. This bookshelf had so much charm but I knew I needed to make it a little more whimsy and not so dark and dated. 

I simply layered on glossy white spray paint in about 3-4 stages allowing for time to dry in between. On a past project I sprayed the paint on too thick and it started bubbling…so don’t make my mistake. This time I took my time on the application. I had intended to spray it with even more white glossy paint as well as tier three shades of green on the shelves but I think I like it just the way it turned out. 

I do recommend using a primer even though I didn’t because I found that the spraypaint will easily scratch off the bookshelf. It’s fine with me though because I think it adds to it’s vintage appeal.

photo credit: Flecky Fotography

What do you think of my renovation? 

Rachel of Harding Family Happenings is a contributor for A Night Owl.

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Rachel H
Hi, I’m Rachel! As far back as I can remember I have had a serious passion for making things look beautiful. True joy comes to me in creating a design that brings the sparkle out of an individual that they can let shine for all to see. I find most of my inspiration from my husband Ryan and our two children Reegan and Flecther. Join us at Harding Happenings for some serious entertainment via my family + design ideas and tips via me.
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