Plaster and Semi Gloss Chipped Paint

This solid wood book shelf was painted in a white semi gloss paint mixed with plaster of paris. (recipe here)

Using flat paint has given great distressed results in the past but the semi gloss is a thicker paint. It takes a little while longer to dry but I love how the paint chipped off when I took my mouse sander to it once it was fully dried. No topcoat is needed really but I did use a water based polycrylic over the whole thing.

Adding wheels makes it easier to move around since it is a pretty heavy piece.

How useful are these shelves? They hold winter boots, gloves and hats in the foyer for now but it would make a great night stand too.

Today was super nice outside so I put these lavender plants in with the basket of gloves. (I am so ready to throw winter wear away!)

Mazi sits in line of the camera lens every time I pull it out. At least she is cute.

The thing I love about this shelf is that it is wood all over, even the back panel. It was a great find at the Goodwill.
Thanks for stopping by!

14 Replies to “Plaster and Semi Gloss Chipped Paint”

  1. That really turned out great, Holly. That was a good idea to mix the plaster of paris with semi-gloss. It looks perfectly old and loved. xo Diana

  2. What a beautiful piece! I adore the wheels on it! And Your dog is extra adorable! I would love for you to stop by my blog and join our Something to Talk About link party each week!Have a great day!Karen

  3. Really cOOl piece Holly–great job!I luv all the baskets too–Catherine

  4. Holly, what a great find. You have done a wonderful job with the paint. Love the wheels also. Makes it so portable and easy to clean under. It is also such a versatile item, way to go. love ya, mom

  5. I think it looks terrific. Just my kind of thing. And Mazi is gorgeous. She obviously thinks the world needs to know that! Give her a kiss from me.

  6. I'm sorry……..but Mazi just stole the show! She upstaged your cute cabinet. But, I do like it. I like how it has wheels too.

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