For the love of books

Our boys love to read!
It is a good thing but the amount of books in the house is a little out of control.
We have had this toy chest for about 10 years and it’s seen it’s share of paint colors.
I decided to give it a makeover using Annie Sloan’s French Linen paint.
I first used a sharpie to write the letters.
Filled the letters in.
Sanded them down.
Added  dark wax on top.
Wiped off the excess with the clear wax.
Leaves such a pretty finish.

The boys love it and I get to close the bin, mom is a happy girl!
You can see more of the boys room here.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Oh, my goodness. I relate to the mountain of books. I am in my thirties and still have books from when I was a little girl. Add what we have picked up for our toddlers….
    And I am in LOVE with the boy's room!


  2. That is a great idea and I like that you are letting them have the real thing. Sad to say one day books will be a thing of the past. I love books and libraries.

  3. Love it Kristin! I was just sorting through the kids books this week so I relate to the feeling that they are taking over. 🙂 Guess that is actually a good thing to have a lot of huh? Your boys' room is so darling and I loved getting to see it!

  4. Kristin … what a fabulous book chest! You did a wonderful job personalizing it for your boys. And, I LOVE their room … the planes with their names on the banners are too cute. I just went thru my kiddo's books today and donated quite a few … they were breeding out of control !! LOL. Have a great weekend. xo

  5. This looks great and i love that you freehanded the letters instead of using stencils! Makes it look older. Great job!

  6. That is awesome that your boys love to read. What a great idea. Turned out cute! Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. That is so wonderful that your boys love to read! I love the toy chest transformed into their special book chest. It looks great, Kristin! Happy weekend to you!

  8. I buy books constantly for our grandchildren. They have overflowing bookshelves. This is a great idea. Hugs and sincere wishes for a beautiful weekend xo

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