This week I got so tired of moving it from one room to the next that I finally decided it was time to do something about it.
I also made sure to find out what it’s called: A trough or as we know it a Vintage Book Rack. And this is how I up-cycled it and made it fun.
I looked it up and the broader definition is “any of several similarly shaped receptacles used for various commercial or household purposes.”
The actual images had various names, book shelf, book case, desktop bookcase but they all did the same thing, mainly hold objects that were the dimensions of books or dvd’s.
In this case it is used to hold books. This may actually be a British word. So now I’ve learned a new word and I got to up-cycle it.
Aaaaaand I even bonded with my daughter.
What I Used:
The How to:
I then went over the whole thing with two coats of chalky finish paint.
I had a few left over craft paints and mixed them together with the chalky finish paint to create that soft blue which you see below. I may have added a bit of yellow in there too- just for fun!
This was the resulting paint color. I then used the sandpaper to distress it in all the right places.
And to seal it, in I used Daddy Van’s all Natural Decorative Wax in Black. Put it on with the round brush and then wipe it off with a clean lint free rag.
All that heavy distressing really came out great, I wanted to pay homage to the vintage look of this book shelf.
Kinda like how we like our books to look – old and worn out – because they have been read.
Now you tell me have you ever heard of the word “trough” before, and is it British or is it just my imagination?
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