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!

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Lori Merrill
March 10, 2015 1:17 am

Very nice! You are so creative! Love your blog!

March 10, 2015 2:46 am

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

Gee Singh Newbanks
March 10, 2015 11:37 am

Luv the chippy look Holly!

Karen @ karensuponthehill
March 10, 2015 12:53 pm

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

Michele Alger
March 10, 2015 12:53 pm

The shelves turned out great! I love the chippy look. I'm so wanting to put something on wheels, thank you for the inspiration!! 😉

March 10, 2015 3:14 pm

Awesome Holly. Love the chippy feel you got with this.Mazi is such a cute photo bomber!Kris

March 10, 2015 4:03 pm

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

Barbara Jean
March 10, 2015 4:38 pm

perfectly chippy!be blessedBarb

Lawanna Brown
March 11, 2015 2:45 am

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

March 11, 2015 8:50 pm

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.

Curtains in My Tree
March 12, 2015 2:02 pm

First Mazi is adorable and yes I like the white wood shelves

Christine Vandormolen
March 12, 2015 4:10 pm

Gorgeous…I love the rollers especially and Mazi is getting cuter every time it seems….Holly just an FYI I just put together a collage with super awesome inspiration on how to decorate with old windows on my blog again. I used a couple of your pics with the source link back to you. I hope that is ok…lemme know amiga….

Katie Mansfield
March 12, 2015 9:04 pm

I really like it. It looks like it could be cargo furniture. I love your paint treatments.

March 14, 2015 2:43 am

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.