I’d been thinking of building a small shelf unit for the end of our kitchen island to hold cookbooks when I came across a vintage bookcase at a local thrift store. Though I’m not sure why I felt the need, as I only have two cookbooks, with no plans of buying anymore, it was something I wanted so I grabbed it.
Paint and Stain:
Though I was a bit disappointed I wasn’t going to be able stain the whole bookcase to match our kitchen cabinets, by finding the beadboard and wooden shelf in our stash, I was able to come up with what I think turned out to be an even better plan. After removing the back of the bookcase I painted the rest with black latex. I masked off the brass tips on the legs and stained them with the same water based stain I used on the beadboard. I attached them to the bottom of the bookcase.