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I have a secret love affair going on…actually, it’s probably not all that secret. And my husband fully approves.
So then the day came last week when I stumbled upon these babies at the thrift store for about $1 each…
…and I instantly had heart eyes. I didn’t have much use for these wooden boxes as they were, but all I had to do was give them the same treatment I gave my DIY herb garden crate from last summer.
I gave them a good sanding with my mouse sander, and they looked instantly like vintage wine crates.
Then, on a whim, I decided I was ready for a change on our living room bookcase that I originally found on Craigslist.
Lately, I’ve discovered I like a little bit of drama, as in the high contrast kind. So I grabbed a paint brush and a bottle of Fusion Mineral Soapstone and went at it. Fusion Mineral Paint was so nice to provide me with the paint.
I put two coats on the back of the bookcase, added my freshly sanded thrift store boxes along with lots of greenery, old books, and a few hand-me-down family items, and I ended up with this!
The dark bookcase backing definitely gave it the oomph it needed.
The bookcase sort of disappeared on the back wall of our living room before, and now it has really added some interest to that corner.
And since we’re in the middle of winter, it’s nice having all of this livened up greenery… even if it is all fake.
I grab one or two artificial plants every once in a while at Ikea and HomeGoods, and over the past couple of years, they’ve added up to a pretty big collection.
Oh, and I found that big wire birdcage at the thrift store for $10 too. Yay! Score!
So what do you think? Are you a fan of drama? Or have a love affair for wood grain too?
Later this week, I’ll have a little sneak peek of the happenings in our master bedroom makeover progress. I cannot WAIT to share!