Mid-Century Modern Bookcase Make Over

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.

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Adding the back and top:

Once it was painted, it was ready for its new backing. I measured and cut the beadboard to fit in the area made after I removed the strips that once held the old backing in place. The new back was a bit thicker and had I not removed those little pieces of wood I’d have had to attach the backing in a way that its edges would have shown at the back of the sides. I was so glad I didn’t take time to glue them in place.

As you can see in the picture below the stain matches perfectly with our kitchen cabinets.

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Becky Alexander-Conrad

Becky is an organizational guru, a fanatic for furniture restoration, sewing for the home and DIY home projects from design to fruition.