This bookshelf has family history. My grandfather built a bookshelf in 1957 for my dad. Eventually that bookshelf was passed down to me. Over the years it has been painted and sanded over and over again! I had it in my classroom for the last 9 years and figured it would be a great addition to the new playroom. So I spent two days repainting it for my son. Here are before and after shots!
Not bad if I don't say so myself :)
Then I removed the "country bumpkin" wall border that has been on the walls since we purchased the house. Previous owners had a real cute theme in this room, but it doesn't work for us. So I bought some alphabet border from Amazon and re-did it. It was pre-pasted border. All I had to do was wet the back, then smooth it on in place. This took 3/4 of a day to do!
I acquired this toy shelf through Scholastic Book orders. As a teacher I earned "bonus points" from my students and my own personal orders. I had saved my points for years to be able to reach the upper levels of "rewards." I was able to redeem my points for this shelf as well as two chairs (one of which is next to the bookshelf, see photos below.)