Thursday, February 23, 2012

Goodwill Bookcase

While at Goodwill a couple weeks ago I found this little bookcase. It is not antique, it isn't even vintage, so it is not the type of thing that usually catches my eye. It actually had stickers on it that said, :Inspected by 5".  But I knew I could make it cute and I wanted it. Janae said I should get it because she hates it when I moan about something I didn't get at Goodwill. At Goodwill I never have buyers regret--it is that I didn't buy it regret that gets to me.

So this is how it looks now that I have "fixed it up".. 
 

This is how it looked when I bought it...


I knew that with the paneled back, and the detailed edges I could make this cute!


I painted the inside of it Martha Stewart's River Mist--the same as the teacup cabinet which is now sitting on top of it.


The perfectionist in me is saying it isn't done yet. Even my husband agrees it needs some little feet. I don't like it when I can't see under something and it needs a little more height so it is in better proportion to the teacup cupboard.  I also think that the top of it needs the lace technique--like I did here. Then it will be perfect! I plan to use it as a place to keep all my vases..that soon I will need easy access to because I love flowers in the house!




Thanks for visiting!

38 comments:

The Shabby Chick said...

Great find, wait to you see what I found at Goodwill. hope all is good with you have a great weekend

Pattie

Aledia said...

I LOVE it! You did a fab makeover and it looks adorable.

Have a great weekend!

Aledia

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

The pieces look great together! Nice Job!

-Kim :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

This looks absolutely amazing! I love how you've displayed everything to perfection. Please stop by and join the party, we'd love to have you share your latest treasure!
Hugs,
Patti

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

What a great find!! I would have snatched that up if I had seen it (good thing we don't live close to each other, lol :) ~ your teacup cabinet works perfectly with it, they look like they were made for each other. LOVE Goodwill!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

rkbsnana said...

You (and Janae) did good.

Renee of CreatingCottage said...

Hello Sandy. I wanted to thank you for your kind words about my roses. Oh, I will be back here often!!!! Great work on the bookcase. It's perfect
~Renee
CreatingCottage

chateau chic said...

Very cute little cabinet. I really like the contrasting blue on the inside.
Mary Alice

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Looks awesome and it looks like you have the perfect spot for it.
I did buy that magazine...I can't find any website and it looks like it will come out once a year.
Deb

Janae said...

It turned out so good! I love it!

jeanetteann said...

It's really nice Sandy.
x jeanetteann

Karen Valentine said...

Sandy this was a great find!! It looks so cute with the teacup cabinet on top!! I love finding treasures at Goodwill and you certainly did again! Have a great weekend!!!
xo,
Karen

Bliss said...

I agree.... feet for the cabinet!

I haven't been to Goodwill since October looking for Halloween stuff. I really need to stop by since I will be looking at things in a whole new "blogging" light.

~Bliss~

Spittin-Toad said...

Wow-what a great find!! That is the kind of thing I have been picking up...If they are antique or vintage...they are over priced at the our Goodwill...but now and then something awesome slips threw and we nab it!! :)
Nice job!!
Denie

lynn said...

darling find, sandy:) and feet would be perfect!

Pieced Pastimes said...

Your goodwill transformation looks beautiful! Love how have filled it with all your treasures too! Just lovely!

Lynnie said...

IT is FABULOUS...just perfect but I do agree some nice feet on the bottom would be just perfect. What a great find and redo.

Shirley said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful..simply beautiful! for sure you would have been regretting it if you left that behind.

Judy Bigg said...

Great find and lovely room. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a message. You asked me if I had a suggestion on a paint for an aqua room and I do. I found this color on a blog I was visiting. It is Sherman Williams Interesting Aqua. The post I was looking at is:
http://backporchmusings.typepad.com/blog/2012/01/white-and-blue.html

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

You did a super job! I agree about the feet. I think it would add that final touch!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Sandy!

You lucky duck! I swear that you and Janae are always so lucky at GW!
It is a perfect fit fo the tea cabinet and just the right width for that space. Little legs would be great, giving it a little more presence. I also love those aqua beeswax candles!

Btw... hoping to get to the PO tomorrow morning before it closes... I'll let you know.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

I love what you've done with your bookcase. Its beautiful! So much better. Ok...how about you running on over here and doing my desk hutch dealy. Its plain ol basic stained brown. You can see it on one of my posts in Dec. about gingerbread or something. Or maybe it was in Nov. I'd have to go back and look.

Thanks for always commenting on my blog. I appreciate the compliment about it being well themed. I know some gals would never use paper anything but sometimes there is no other way. But the little bit I did use in the napkins and salad plates weren't too bad I thought. Anyway it meant alot that you took the time to comment. You made my day!!

Hugs,

Nann

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Sandy, this is so pretty! I love the transformation! I never see items like this at Goodwill- lucky girl! This is perfect for your space!

Mandy said...

Soooo cute!!! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on the slumber chair...Also loooovvvvee the ruffled tablecloth!

Miss Gracie's House said...

I would have bought it too...it has some great lines! It is darling the way you have it fixed up!
Have a great weekend!
Rene'

Frazzled Mom of Five said...

Love the bookcase, it looks great! I adore great GW finds:) Thanks for stopping by my blog! Cannot wait to start following your blog:)
~Jen @ Frazzled Five

Olivia said...

Hello sweet Sandy! I simply adore your cabinet! Excellent job! I also love the accent color you are using with the blue...I am thinking about moving into more blues and greens! Thank you for sharing!
xo
Olivia

Melanie said...

Had to come back and look at this tea cup cabinet again! Will have to go shopping in my house to see what I can find now!!

Roselle said...

That came out GORGEOUS!!! LOVE it!! You visited my blog and asked what color paint is on the blue walls (I showcased my armoire). The paint is still up in the attic. When hubby gets it down to touch up, I will post the color!
LOVE your blog. New follower here!

Roselle

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Sandy, it looks fab! What a cute piece. Don't you just love Goodwill?

LDH said...

What an absolutely fabulous job you did with this bookcase! You sure do have a creative eye! I just love this piece and know you will enjoy it completely!

Ana said...

Hi Sandy,
Don't you just love thrift stores? Great find...It turned out beautiful. Great job. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Anne said...

GREAT find.I love what you did with it.Looks perfect.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Sandy! This is exactly the type of piece I've been looking for for my craft/sewing room. I need two of something this size to fit. It looks great! I guess I'll just keep popping into Goodwill and Salvation Army!

Pam said...

Those two pieces look as if they were made for each other. Great find!

Elyse said...

Good find and so pretty! Everything in your home looks pretty to me:)

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Honey at 2805 said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

Passionate for White said...

Cute would be an understatement...it's gorgeous!!