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.
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