I bought this bookshelf when I was 14 or so, at the local Salvation Army. It was my very first furniture recon , and eventually housed my Ziggy collection. Since then it's been in the spare room, Dad's garage, Mom's attic and our storage-I always intended to do something with it, someday. The color is called Sand Mist Beige, and was my mom's default neutral. Thirtymumble years ago it really was beige too, and not so pink.
I started off with a good scrubbing and sanding, then painted the whole thing in the same high-gloss white I used on the table. When I did my table (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=306011.0
), several people suggested that I mod podge pattern pieces to it. I thought that was a cool idea (although I haven't done it yet) so that's what I did to the shelves.
Lay out the pieces and fit-test:
A closer look. The shelves alternate between lots of small pieces and one big piece.
All stuck down. (And wow, working with white Mod Podge on a white shelf was a PITA!)
Trimmed up and ready for a second coat of Mod Podge.
Boxes of feet and some buttons on the top shelf, serger cones and bobbins next shelf down, books and patterns. This isn't everything; there are a ton more buttons somewhere, and more patterns, and books. I'm slowly trying to bring order to the chaos, and as I do, I'm sure the shelves will fill up fast.
It's nice to see my sewing room come together!