Back to a topic I can’t seem to get enough of…my “bookcases.” Of course, I used quotes because they are not bookcases now nor will books be stored on them when I’m done, but it rolls off the tongue easier than “large, unique, storage pieces we’re using in the dining room,” right?
It’s not looking like I’ll get to do the big reveal I had hoped for this week. But, I did make some good progress. The problem with pausing a project, well, one in the garage anyways, is that it gets dirty…
Pollen and dust will settle on it.
So I actually spent quite a bit of time up front cleaning again. But it was worth it and I spent Good Friday like this:
I got a good first coat on every piece. Unfortunately, there are a lot of pieces. It has taken over my garage even more! I had to set up stations.
The things we do…what a mess. But it worked. And then Saturday, I got to do this:
In addition to the many pieces in stations, the main bodies also just have so.many.surfaces. Sides, undersides, I can’t even tell you the angles I had to try to get for the area that looks like a secretary desk’s letter organizer. In the end though, I was really pleased. Just the bright, crisp white made them so much better.
Now, I’m just finishing the glossy protective coat. Then all that’s left is the decorative accents. I decided that I’d like to wrap the support backing in fabric and fill the table-front space with Mod Podged paper to give them a little oomph…a little sass. 🙂
Here are a few fabric ideas for your scrolling pleasure:
And here are a few paper examples:
So many options! I’ll be hitting up some other stores still to find the perfect complements. It’ll be fun with a lot less sweat and arm exhaustion. Plus it’s the last step to moving them inside so I’m super motivated.
Did you try anything new today? Anyone else in the last stages of a project. I’m cheering you on if you are!