Bookshelf Refresh With DIY Chalk Type Paint

Hey friends! I’m back with another furniture update today! Do you have a piece of furniture in your home that you’re just tired of? Maybe it’s no longer your style, or maybe it just doesn’t work in your new design. When My daughter left for college this fall I purged furniture out of her room. There was just too much in there. I had painted a bookshelf for her room re-design several years ago. It was perfect in there, but I decided to move it into my youngest son’s room. The black and white just wouldn’t work in there. DIY chalk paint to the rescue! Here is the before. Cute, but ready for a makeover.
striped bookshelf before makeover

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It was so much better just after the paint, but I wanted to give it more of a rustic look to make it fit better with the style of his room. (you can find my DIY chalk paint recipe in this post)
bookshelf painted with DIY chalk paint
I have used wax before but just the paste kind. It’s great but it takes forever. All the rubbing on and rubbing off. It was exhausting. So, I decided to try this crème wax in deep brown.
deep brown creme wax
It was so easy to use! Just brush it on and wipe it off. It really is that easy! And the results were just what I was looking for.
deep brown creme wax over DIY chalk paint
painted bookshelf with DIY chalk paint and creme wax
The color turned out great for the room don’t you think?
bookshelf refresh
My son and I styled it up with all his favorite things and there you have it!
Child's bookshelf refresh
I love the way the brown wax provided an antique look to the paint.
Antique finish with deep brown creme wax
He and I spent a few hours Saturday cleaning and moving things around. And now I have a list of projects for this room!! Ha! I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of this room in the future. 😉
bookshelf refresh with DIY chalk type paint and creme wax

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