I have a Dumpster Bookshelf TURNED ROLLING ISLAND!
How is this possible you might be asking? A few power tools, some casters, reclaimed wood, and of course CeCe Caldwell’s Paints and their new ALL NATURAL Stain!
Update!!! I no longer use CeCe Caldwell’s Paints. I found something I love EVEN MORE. I use DIY Paint from Debi’s Design Diary. It is also an all natural paint, Clay Based (similar to a Chalk Paint, but the Clay makes the color so much richer and the paint more durable). Made in the US, and I LOVE the Dark and Decrepit Patina for my staining needs. Check it out HERE!
The Bookshelf was pretty bulky. I wasn’t sure what to do with it, but I knew it had potential. Check out my video to see exactly how I built it. If you like what you see, be sure to subscribe to my channel to get the latest DIY and Tutorials (with humor of course).
Now for the beautifying part. I painted the body in all new Thomasville Teal from CeCe Caldwell’s 100% Chalk and Clay Based paints.
I wanted to bring out the beauty in the reclaimed wood, and I wanted to keep my project as earth friendly and green as possible. I used DIY Paint Dark % Decrepit Liquid Patina.
I used one coat of Dark Patina, but you can use as many layers as you want to achieve the hue you are looking for. The boxes inside I even built from scrap wood and extra rope I had on hand.
I wanted my piece to have some extra protection for the surface, in case it was really put to the test in someone’s kitchen. I used CeCe Caldwell’s hard wearing Endurance. I have even used this stuff on my stairs! It is tough. And, I have a video for how to apply Endurance too.
Will you ever look at a cheap bookshelf the same again?
If you enjoyed this Dumpster Bookshelf makeover, then you might enjoy these FREE makeovers too.