We love painting. And we love a good challenge. We recently hired my collage bestie to take over our emails for us since we’re grateful to have grown into needing a bestie to take over emails, lol! She handles all of our tedious back-and-forth emailing so we have more time to play with our kids…and paint here and there (; She was corresponding with Rubberstamp‘s about us reviewing their stamps for them. I immediately thought address labels and considered passing up on the idea. Then I thought, you know what, self? You have a raggedy bookcase that’s been on your to-paint list for at least 5 years now, why not try a stamp out on the backside of it?? Our herringbone bookcase has been so well received, surely an easier method than stenciling will benefit everyone. So that’s what we did.
Can I just emphasize again how S I M P L E this was? Stamping, you guys, stamping. No cutting out our own stencil, filling it in with paint, extra brush washing…just pushing our custom design onto the backside of a freshly painted bookcase. THAT’s our kind of DIY, friends! Look at that shabby before pic…
I had spray painted this beast probably a decade ago. It’s been housing my kids favorite books and puzzles since then. It’s been hiding in this ombre hallway forever … out of sight, out of mind. No more hiding, she’s going to proudly house those cleaned out books and puzzles now, whoohoo!
To copy this look:
- You’ll need 2 sample pots of Behr flat paint ($2.97/each) Our colors were Pure White + Botanical Tint
- a jar of BB Frosch chalk paint powder ($2 for 2 scoops)
- a custom stamp (Remarks $29.99 — pssst, 5 of you will WIN one each, read on!), that’s it!
- NOTE: We used this free DEER font for our antlers, letter “y”.
First paint the backside of your bookcase white:
Then paint the entire bookcase blue minus that backside. Bonus: when using our chalk paint powder, it dries fast so you can keep the project moving along and don’t have to wait for dry time.
Now for the fun part: stamping!
I laid my piece down flat on the floor to start. Then I eyeball’d my pattern starting in the upper left hand corner. I spaced out two stamps vertical from each other with the idea to create a brick, overlaying pattern. 12 fast STAMP movements and my antlers were in place and made a cool wallpaper look, in only seconds!
Want to try these awesome stamps out? Good news, you can win one of FIVE that Rubberstamp‘s is so generously offering up!
>>> TO ENTER: simply leave a comment telling us which stamp you would choose! GOOD LUCK!
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and our teal bench makeover,
plus our pretty herringbone bookcase that’s been featured in 4 mags, lots of storage solution ideas!