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antler stamped bookcase makeover

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. 

Gorgeous painted bookcase makeover! The before is unrecognizable! Chalk paint prettied this bookcase right up, plus a fun stamped backing to the inside shelves brightened it up! Antler stamped bookcase, so dang cute!

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…

This old spray painted bookcase got a fresh coat of chalk paint and stamped backing, it looks amazing! CLICK through to the gorgeous after reveal!

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!

Gorgeous painted bookcase makeover! The before is unrecognizable! Chalk paint prettied this bookcase right up, plus a fun stamped backing to the inside shelves brightened it up! Antler stamped bookcase, so dang cute!

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:

Gorgeous painted bookcase makeover! The before is unrecognizable! Chalk paint prettied this bookcase right up, plus a fun stamped backing to the inside shelves brightened it up! Antler stamped bookcase, so dang cute!

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.

Gorgeous painted bookcase makeover! The before is unrecognizable! Chalk paint prettied this bookcase right up, plus a fun stamped backing to the inside shelves brightened it up! Antler stamped bookcase, so dang cute!

Now for the fun part: stamping!

Gorgeous painted bookcase makeover! The before is unrecognizable! Chalk paint prettied this bookcase right up, plus a fun stamped backing to the inside shelves brightened it up! Antler stamped bookcase, so dang cute!

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!

Gorgeous painted bookcase makeover! The before is unrecognizable! Chalk paint prettied this bookcase right up, plus a fun stamped backing to the inside shelves brightened it up! Antler stamped bookcase, so dang cute!

Gorgeous painted bookcase makeover! The before is unrecognizable! Chalk paint prettied this bookcase right up, plus a fun stamped backing to the inside shelves brightened it up! Antler stamped bookcase, so dang cute!

Gorgeous painted bookcase makeover! The before is unrecognizable! Chalk paint prettied this bookcase right up, plus a fun stamped backing to the inside shelves brightened it up! Antler stamped bookcase, so dang cute!

Gorgeous painted bookcase makeover! The before is unrecognizable! Chalk paint prettied this bookcase right up, plus a fun stamped backing to the inside shelves brightened it up! Antler stamped bookcase, so dang cute!

Gorgeous painted bookcase makeover! The before is unrecognizable! Chalk paint prettied this bookcase right up, plus a fun stamped backing to the inside shelves brightened it up! Antler stamped bookcase, so dang cute!

Want to try these awesome stamps out? Good news, you can win one of FIVE that Rubberstamp‘s is so generously offering up!

Gorgeous painted bookcase makeover! The before is unrecognizable! Chalk paint prettied this bookcase right up, plus a fun stamped backing to the inside shelves brightened it up! Antler stamped bookcase, so dang cute!

>>> TO ENTER: simply leave a comment telling us which stamp you would choose! GOOD LUCK!

WIN one of five REMARKS gift boxes! $29.99 value! Lots of DIY possibilities too...click through for a fun bookcase stamped antler makeover!! | lollyjane.com ends March 25th

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Gorgeous painted bookcase makeover! The before is unrecognizable! Chalk paint prettied this bookcase right up, plus a fun stamped backing to the inside shelves brightened it up! Antler stamped bookcase, so dang cute!

If you liked this, visit all of our furniture revamps like our thrifted gold dipped stool,

Gorgeous Mint Thrifted Gold-Dipped Bar Stool made over with BB Frosch Chalk Paint Powder!

and our teal bench makeover,

Gorgeous teal bench makeover!  See how easy it is to refinish old furniture to make it new again.| lollyjane.com

plus our pretty herringbone bookcase that’s been featured in 4 mags, lots of storage solution ideas!

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48 Comments

  1. This is so adorable! And I love the color you used on the bookshelf~I’m on this blue aqua thing right now, lol, I just love it.
    I hate that I missed the contest ????.
    I just have to tell you that when I read your blog everyday, I think to myself how awesome it is that ya’ll work so well together and you’re both so creative!! I’m sure both of your homes are to die for!
    Keep doing what you do!
    Thanks!
    Candy

  2. Great idea for the bookcase
    and fun stamping on it. I
    like the Diamond Monogram
    Address Stamp!
    Carla from Utah

  3. I would totally love the antler one you have in the photos for my son’s room but the other antler one would be great too! He loves hunting and its his birthday on the 22nd-he also has Down Syndrome and thinks he’s the coolest!

  4. Love the double arrows – though if they had a great dane one, that would be the one for my boyfriend and me!!!!

  5. I love that bookcase! I would love to get the stamp where you can upload your own design. I am starting a business and have my design already but would LOVE to have a stamp for it. That would be awesome!

  6. Not to be a copycat… But I would also choose the antler stamp!! Such a great makeover on that bookshelf you did!! I LOVE IT!

  7. I’d go with the dotted circle address stamp! We just bought a house so I’ve actually been looking for one of these πŸ™‚

  8. I have to say, I love the arrow stamp shown above! even more so because it already has my husband and my initials… j and t!

  9. I would choose their Berry Wreath Address Stamp! Love the bookcase by the way. πŸ˜‰

  10. I really do love the antlers. now i need to start looking at garage sales for the perfect bookcase!

  11. I LOVE this!! I’m in the process of my apartment redo/refresh and have a bookshelf perfect for this. I can always count on you ladies for great inspiration πŸ™‚

  12. Like so many others, I love the antlers. Masculine and feminine all rolled into one stamp:)

  13. That looks so cool!! I would have to choose the boxer stamp (it is a boxer right? or a bulldog I don’t know) We have a boxer at home!!

  14. What a great project idea idea! They have so many stamps it would be hard to pick just one but I’d probably choose one of the address stamps:).

  15. Such a cute idea for using a stamp! If I won I’d choose stamp:
    ADDRESS STAMP WITH MONOGRAM 249 (which is a pug). Love these stamps…I could choose a few they are so pretty!

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