But my biggest job was the dining room bookcases upcycled with chalky paint and gift wrapping paper. This was the mess in the dining room of my son’s apartment. And it could only have gotten better after I got my chalk paint on it.
My dad was not toο happy about this turn of events. He asked me why I wanted to put myself through such a headache. After all, it was the dead of winter and here I was wanting to paint. I started by moving the bookcases apart so there was space between them to fit something else. I had a plan in mind.
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This whole process took me a few days because I wanted to let the paint dry thoroughly in between coats. It was winter after all!
I then flanked the stand with the two bookcases like this. Well, in the picture you can see one of them.
But then I had an idea. I wanted to add a bit of interest to this all white composition.
It was super easy to do and four out of the six inserts were the same size.
I even added a vintage gas lamp that I found in my dad’s basement. Yes, he has one of those too!
For the rest of you folks, it was a craft that I made with my son years ago. And yes, it is a dragon egg. We made it using clay and then placed way too many thumb tacks over it to give the illusion of scales. Finally it was painted silvery blue.
I didn’t put anything inside them, just left them with a grey background.They have dimension if not lots of color, but I like that.
But I have to confess this is all staged. I am working on a piece that will go there permanently, it should be ready soon. And then you will see how things really look in this room.
If you’d like to see where the books went you can visit my project on the mirror and see the bookcases and the books. No books were harmed in the making of this project.
Are you like me, do you wreak havoc every time you visit your kid’s apartment?
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