Friday, October 8, 2010

You gotta see this Bookcase:)

On my way home from running errands yesterday, I decided to stop by the thrift store to have a 'look'. Now why is it when your just having a look, you find more crap then you know what to do with?? And yet when you go in there with the purpose of buying something, you can never find it?? Anyways...... I couldn't believe what I saw!! There were 7 different dollhouse furniture sets. And they were only $4 a piece. Do you know how hard it was to just choose one??!! LOL... Here is the one I choose.... Now, there is no plastic on this..... It's just that freakin shinny!! Damn Varnish!!

I decided to redo the piece at the top........ Ready to see what I did:)
First thing to go was all the doors.... I saved them for another project, and even lucked out with 6 new cabinet drawer pulls!!

Then that Varnish had to go. This step took the longest! It was pretty thick!


Next, it got 2 coats of brown paint.......


I know, I just couldn't help myself.... But I had to crackle it:) I did 2 thick coats of crackle medium, and let them dry in between coats. Then I used a sand color paint to do the top coat!


And I couldn't be more pleased with myself. It's stunning!! :)


My last step was to sand again.... Hitting all the edges to give it more character!

I absolutely LOVE this piece. Don't have a home for it yet, but I'm thinking one day it's gonna need it's own shabby chic room! :)

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend.
Until Next Time

14 comments:

Caseymini said...

Katie, your crackling just gets better and better. I used to see those sets of furniture at the mini show here and they sold for 20.00 and up a set. You did good!!!

Chris V. said...

very cool! wow what a find; I never find stuff at the thrift store, just sometimes at the flea market. the crackle looks great; much better!

CLARA said...

Disfrutas haciendo el craquelado y yo viendolo :)
Me encanta el efecto.
Besos Clara

Kathi said...

Wow Katie! What a beautiful transformation!

Lainie's Little Things said...

Oh Nice! Love it!

Julia @ bearcabinminiatures said...

Its stunning. Thats a great idea and your crackling is superb. I love it.
Julia xx

Pan said...

What a wonderful transformation! I love the crackling.

Tabitha Corsica said...

Well done Katie! FIrst of all for finding such a bargain and then for using your creative skills to improve the piece. It look fab!

Sans! said...

Wow! Amazing transformation! You and I are in sync here, I just bashed a chest :). No crackling though :).

The box set is 4 bucks???!!! A buck a piece ! Amazing bargain.

Was your ear itching yesterday? Saw something that screamed your name.:)

Susanne said...

Great work, Katie. It has become a beautiful piece of furniture. Have a nice weekend too!
Susanne

WendiesMiniWorld said...

I smiled when I scolled down and saw you'd been crackling again, it looks SO different! and looks like a LOT of work too, you have done a really lovely job :o)

Kim said...

what a deal! I like your treatment waaaaay better than the original :)

PAKY said...

the result is incredible! is a great work!

Ascension said...

Me encanta lo bien que te queda el craquelado, me alegro que disfrutes del trabajo.
besitos ascension