You may or may not have read, here, but we bought an old 1950’s fixer upper last year (that we love) and we are in the process of updating it.
There are so many projects that go along with an older home and I am always amazed at how simple some projects sound and then once I dive into it I realize it is much more complicated.
This bookshelf remodel luckily is one of the easier remodels I have done in this house. Today I am going to show you how I updated my recessed bookshelf.
The bookshelf originally had 4 shelves. Each shelf isn’t very tall and the top shelf especially was awkward to decorate and clean. I decided to use my handy dandy Sawzall to remove the top shelf.
That was a project all by itself. However, I love the shelf much better now that the top
shelf is taller.
The finish on the wood originally was a simple thick varnish. I was worried about getting the paint to stick so I used a thick coat of primer. I haven’t had any problems with the paint coming up. I removed all of the existing trim and replaced it with door molding that I had left over
from a previous project.
This bookshelf underwent another makeover, let me know which one you like better.