This is what it used to look like...
The inspiration for this piece came from wrapping paper I had leftover in my stash from a Curbside Desk Makeover for my neighbor, a.k.a. The Furniture Fairy.
I applied the wrapping paper onto a piece of hardboard, cut to size, using wallpaper paste.
In my paint stash, I happened to have Country Chic Paint colors that matched the stripes perfectly; Midnight Sky, Rustic Charm, and Fresh Mustard. After a light sanding, I rolled the entire bookcase with Midnight Sky.
No feminine scalloped heart trim would do for my Big Boy With Personality Bookcase. I had some mini garden picket fence posts in my stash leftover from decor I made for my daughter's baby shower back in March. I knew I was saving them for something and luckily I had exactly the amount I needed to trim up the top of the bookcase.
First I painted them in my chalk paint trio and then simply attached them with wood glue.
Also in my stash I found four furniture feet and gave them a fresh coat of Rustic Charm before attaching them to the bottom of the bookcase.
For the shelves, I alternated the Fresh Mustard and Rustic Charm colors.
To add some personality to the sides of the bookcase, the wooden screw plugs were painted in Rustic Charm.
This was a fun project and I think I accomplished my goal of adding Big Boy Personality!
I had just as much fun rummaging through the shed and storage room shelves for remnants of our children's childhood toys to stage this piece for pictures.
The comic books, marbles, and model cars are from Mr. Frugalista's childhood.
There's nothing on those shelves from my childhood. Wah-wah! I'm the eldest of seven so by the time my stuff made it down the chain it was long since lost or broken.
I hope this shelving unit makes one Big Boy with Personality very happy.
Always have brackets attached on the back to secure the bookcase to a wall.