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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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.

Katie Mansfield

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

Christine Vandormolen

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….

Curtains in My Tree

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


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.

Lawanna Brown

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

Barbara Jean

perfectly chippy!be blessedBarb


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


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

Michele Alger

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

Karen @ karensuponthehill

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

Gee Singh Newbanks

Luv the chippy look Holly!


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

Lori Merrill

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