So, I picked up this bookcase about a month ago from my local St. Vincent de Paul- I think I paid $15 for it. It was the usual orangey brown stain. I knew I wanted to get a little bold with it as far as the aging and distressing, but that's so hard for me! For courage, I read through all of Miss Mustard Seed's Befores and Afters. I've always loved how distressed she goes with her furniture.
Also on advice from Miss Mustard Seed, I went to Home Depot and bought a glazing medium which I then mixed with a Behr color called "French Roast". I glazed all the surfaces, including the music sheets. (You can see where I still have to do the undersides of the shelves.)
I'm really loving this piece! I will also be sealing the whole thing with clear wax. It will be at the Magnolia Marketplace with me next Sunday. Oh boy, this process of becoming a seller has been so much work! But when I finish something like this, it gives me such a high!
Gratuitous Cat Photo!
Sweet sweet Francis.