BookcaseTurned Jewelry Display

Bookcase Revamp

A recent craft show taught me that I need step up my jewelry display means.  In this project, I took an old bookcase I picked up at a garage sale for $5 and some pegboard I nabbed from someone’s trash, combining them to make a display case.  All it took was a little spray paint, and my trusty jigsaw ($4 garage sale find) – Yay power tools!  Follow along and watch it unfold.

You guys remember this post, where I revamped a bookcase?  Here are the before and after…

Book shelf revamp

Book shelf revamp

Not that I didn’t love the funky, groovy, flower shelf look, but it really kinda stood out amongst my decor.  I had been wanting to do something with it for awhile.  It occurred to me that the piece of peg board I harvested from someone’s curbside trash would make the perfect backing for this case, once I painted it, of course.

I traced the bookcase backing outline onto the pegboard, then cut it with my jigsaw!  I cut on the inside of the lines, to ensure my peg board would not stick out from the back of the case.

Book shelf makeover

Book shelf revamp

Book shelf revamp

Next, I removed the plywood backing from the book case.  After spray painting the book case and pegboard (black and “periwinkle”, respectively) with Krylon Fusion and allowing that to dry, I nailed the pegboard in place.  I sealed with 2 coats of Minwax Polycrylic and that is it.   Who says you can’t revamp a revamp!

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