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.
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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If you liked this, visit all of our furniture revamps like our thrifted gold dipped stool,
and our teal bench makeover,
plus our pretty herringbone bookcase that’s been featured in 4 mags, lots of storage solution ideas!
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!
We’ll have more, Candy! Thanks so much for the kind words, that just made my night! 🙂
Your bookcase turned out great! I like the address stamp with the arrows.
I like the Baroque Diamond Address Stamp
I must have the Antler Monogram!!!!!!!!!!
I love the deer antler one! 🙂
I love the address stamps, very cute!
I like the flower monogram stamp.
Great idea for the bookcase
and fun stamping on it. I
like the Diamond Monogram
Carla from Utah
I love the antler monogram address stamp!
I love love love the antler stamp! So darling!!
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!
I love the antlers with the address! I love your cute bookcase, the blue is sooo pretty!
Love the double arrows – though if they had a great dane one, that would be the one for my boyfriend and me!!!!
I really like the family name and tree stamp!
I love the antler stamp! 🙂
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!
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!
Love the antlers monogram but I have a double last name so the arrows w/address would be perfect!
So hard to choose but I love the cat address stamp!
I’d go with the dotted circle address stamp! We just bought a house so I’ve actually been looking for one of these 🙂
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!
I love the antler stamp! But I’m so torn between the designs. I think I might change my mind later because I love them all!
I can’t decide! The bulldog is so cute, but I like the address stamp too!
I would choose their Berry Wreath Address Stamp! Love the bookcase by the way. 😉
I love your idea as well as the antler stamp. That’s the one I want.
I really do love the antlers. now i need to start looking at garage sales for the perfect bookcase!
Love the antler stamp!
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 🙂
I would love the Alaska address stamp!
Awesome makeover, ladies! I loooove a good stamp project. Antler stamp all the way!!!
Like so many others, I love the antlers. Masculine and feminine all rolled into one stamp:)
I aboslutley love this idea!!! I would probably choose the antler stamp 🙂
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!!
They offer both, so cute! I looove Boxers, we had a girl named Allie once and she was so so fun. (:
I like the Dotted Circle Monogram .
The ivy or the arrows please!!
ohhh I NEED the antler monogram!!! 😉 sooo cute! and what a great idea!!!
I love how bright & chic this turned out!! The antlers are so trendy right now & the white & mint color= sooooo cute!!!
So cute! I’d love the arrow stamp
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:).
I just love that you used a stamp on the background of this piece. It turned out lovely!
I didn’t mention the stamp I like. I love the antlers with address. 🙂
This is such a beautiful project, I am obsessed with antlers!
I love the antler stamp 🙂
I would get the one with the antlers and flowers!
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!
I love the bulldog stamp!