Bookcase, in your face!

Bookcase, in your face!
I’ve heard that there’s more than one way to skin a cat, but I wouldn’t know, because I’ve never tried.  Have you?  Of course not.  Who on earth has?  Freaky people you probably shouldn’t be associating with, that’s who. If you hang out with folks who have skinned more than one cat, you need to rethink the direction your life is taking, that’s all I’m saying.
And the other thing I’m saying is that there’s more than one way to makeover a bookshelf.  Paint and fabric? Sure! Like Jenn from The House of Wood used when she rescued this old bookcase for her sweet baby’s nursery. 
Reclaimed wood and corbels?  You betcha. That’s what Better After reader Esther used when she gussied up this $5 bookshelf.  Side note: apparently it’s pronounced CORbel and not corBEL, like I had always said.  You’d better get it right, or my brother will laugh in your face, I know this from experience.

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  1. June 27, 2012 / 9:27 PM

    These are both great!

  2. June 27, 2012 / 9:36 PM

    These bookcases are great. I love the corbels, too, however you pronounce it. I have five brothers and I know how you feel… One of them is always policing my blog for grammatical errors and word usage and leaving comments about it… Oh well, at least he is reading my blog!

  3. June 27, 2012 / 10:18 PM

    Lindsey, you crack me up! I was holding my stomach the whole time reading the part about the cat-skinning, mostly because I thought I might split at the seams laughing! Your blog really gets my creative (or wanna-be creative)juices flowing. You must be soul sisters with Kristan (confessionsofacookbookqueen) you both have such funny senses of humor and brighten my everyday. Just thought you should hear it!

  4. June 28, 2012 / 12:14 AM

    Never skinned a cat, and don’t think anyone I know has either (at least lets hope not) but I do love the bookcase makeovers. I have one in the spareroom and right now it’s full of kids books for the six grandkids but they are all growing up and as soon as they are all happy with chapter books and Kindles the book case is in for some serious makeover time!
    Thanks for sharing the inspiration! 🙂

  5. June 28, 2012 / 12:22 AM

    I hate cats but they taste better with ketchup…ok not really. I do hate cats though but still wouldn’t want to skin one!

    LOVE the bookcases, and for the record, I always thought it was corBELS as well! I have learnt something today 😉

    xx Karen

  6. June 28, 2012 / 12:53 AM

    I guess I’m the one weirdo that HAS skinned a cat. We had to do cat dissections for sophomore biology in high school, so it’s not like I did it for fun. Cute bookshelves though!

  7. June 28, 2012 / 5:50 AM

    I think you are fun…I like fun…but please do not skin my cats…they are family and my German Shepard think they are his Harem…so shelves…yes both great…here is another idea…I pictured it on my blog…no back so i used a piece of pressed wood…and covered with embossed wall paper and then painted the wall paper.ITS fun stuff to work with

  8. June 29, 2012 / 3:28 AM

    LOVE that first book case. CUUUTE. Also, my husband has skinned a cat. Yes. I shouldn’t be hanging out with him. It may have been at university and for some sort of biology for his undergrad in Zoology. But whatever. It still creeps me out and I think you are right. Relationship OVER. 😉

    I’m only joking. Don’t worry. You haven’t broken up a marriage.

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