It all started with a Curb Alert on Craigslist,
and then I told you about my tentative plans HERE.
I love Terry‘s idea to make a wine bar out of it, and was actually going to run with that—BUT—
since I’m already REworking another cabinet in just that way, a n d… . it IS for REsale~ I realized I needed to think more about mass appeal.
Hoping for a quick flip with the least investment, I made it into a, granted, much less sexy
Something everyone can use, and usually needs! I’ve created and sold quite a few through the years.
I REfitted the bottom and back with ¼” plywood—luckily, the sides were really good! But thin. Do I REbuild them anyway to make two adjustable shelves?
If so~ they will end up being only 9″ high. Not super practical. One fixed center shelf will give two shelves 13½” and 14″ high. AND, the easier thing to do!
This project went really fast!
But there was one other issue to deal with—the PLYWOOD. It’s rough & uneven. The easiest thing I’ve found to make it smooth is—trowel on dry wall compound (or something like it) to LEVEL everything out and fill the voids. Once dry, it sands out to a super fine finish. Then paint.
*It’s hard to show you this from raw wood, so I painted THEN troweled over it filling all the voids so you can see it better.
It may be a simple Federal style bookcase, painted white. . .
but that doesn’t mean it can’t be punched up with a bold color! And I love this blue’ish green!
I’m not noted for using too many strong colors in my REsale projects—neutrals are just a safer bet! This’ll make for a fun surprise in my antique mall space!
I added a little decoupage to the oval medallions and just used clear and dark wax to finish the top.