Earlier this year, I scored two vintage West Michigan Furniture Co. bookcases off craigslist.
I shared what became of the bigger one in my last post but what became of his little legless brother?
Meet Little Brother:
He may be more petite than his big bro, but he is certainly just as stately.
I wanted the option for these bookcases to get adopted together so I used the same color to do a similar finish with some small changes - can you spot them?
This time, I painted only the sides and top and left the front trim in the original wood finish. This waterfall paint treatment has honestly become one of my favorite refinishing techniques. It allows me to maintain what I can of the original wood finish while still providing a pop of contrast in an unexpected way.
Little bro also go a new pair of legs.
They are a matte black powder-coated steel that matches the matte black paint finish.
Like his brother, he still has his original glass sliding doors to prevent the accumulation of dust on your collectables (provided you dust the inside before you put anything in there… unlike me).
For styling, I really had fun with this one. I liked the idea of incorporating some moody mother nature - considering she’s been quite moody here in VA lately.
And what’s more moody than a dramatic oversized tree branch?
Or some scraggly scavenged moss?
To class it up, I added a few porcelain mushroom figurines (thank you Target for yet another random purchase I don’t really need be somehow really want).
On our staging hunt, Thor even found some tennis balls that have grown a more mature shade of green moss. Leave it to the dog to sniff out old tennis balls like a truffle pig.
And yes, Thor tried to play with each piece of our haul on the walk home from the walk in the woods. Let’s hope baby girl Henderson will have a better appreciation for décor than my men do.