Wednesday, 17 September 2014

WOYWW - One Down, One to Go - Twice!

I finished the first bookcase today. Before, it looked rather tired and sad -

So I started with a coat of white primer, then two coats of satin coat (decided a colour would be too much)

Then, like the wall unit I revamped last year

I wallpapered the back (looks patchy cos not dry yet)

Then I used the sticky-back plastic to cover the shelves.

I'm now a happy flutterby, and looking forward to tackling this one's sister.

On the sock front, I've turned the heel of the second one

and I'm pleased to say it's growing more quickly than the first. 

Whoops! Hope you didn't notice the clock in that pic, still waiting some more TLC! Maybe next week LOL! That's one of the prob's of having a flutterby nature.

Hope your week is going well, and I'll see you over at Julia's for a virtual cuppa. Don't know what I'm on about? Click on the WOYWW button on my side-bar to join in the fun and take a sneaky peek at crafting all over the world, today.

Hugs, Chris xx


  1. Hi there Chrysalis what a clever make over .. but must admit I adore your socks they are so colourful. Great Job!! happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x # no number yet.

  2. Hi Chris, happy WOYWW - you've done a fab job on the bookcase, it looks really pretty and the socks will soon be finished - in time for a cold winter, love the colours. Cheers and enjoy your week RobynO#27

  3. The book case looks great - what a fantastic make-over! And I love the wall unit you did last year too - it looks so pretty with your lovely china on it. Hope you have a great week,
    Diana #32

  4. Hi Chris, lovely job you've done with the bookcase. Fab colour for the socks too- awesome. Thanks for all the good wishes, they really worked! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #26 xx

  5. And we are trying to do the opposite, we have white bookshelves and we want to make it brown hahahaha, you did a great job, those socks look amazing
    Bridget #1

  6. Great job indeed, it looks so pretty! As for the clock.ah well, it's time will come. *cough* Love the colours you've got going for those socks...looks like we could all place orders!

  7. Socks are doing brilliantly and what a lovely transformation of that bookcase. Thanks for sharing today. Hope you have a great day and a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #47 x

  8. The book case looks fresh...good job.Your needle skills are improving...Be well Carole #59

  9. The book case turned out great! Glad to see you are midway through a mate for the sock from last week! Awesome! Winnie#36

  10. I love how your bookcase turned out to be. The rose pattern on the shelves is beautiful! Very good job!
    Gabriele 16

  11. Love the new and improved bookshelf!
    Happy WOYWW !

  12. Oh what a fabulous makeover on your "new" bookshelf! I love to see a good reuse/redo project. It's always inspiring, especially for me who loathes painting, even though it makes everything look so fresh and clean. Happy WOYWW! Crystal

  13. Hi Chris, thanks for the visit. Great job with the bookcases.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 35

  14. Hi Chris, Wow! I am impressed by what you did to that book case. Very nice. I also like 'the one you made earlier' wall unit. You are clever.
    Your socks are really progressing! I remember I took months to do mine....
    What's with the clock? Is that getting the beauty treatment too?
    Thank you for letting me look over you shoulder.

  15. I love this, Chris! I have got two small cabinets and a flat-pack Ikea box (had for years and it's still in its packaging lol!!) which I want to paint eventually. Just shows what can be done in a very simple way to give them a new lease of life. Your socks are great, too. Thanks for your lovely supportive comment on my blog. We are certainly enjoying our few days' break from Mum, and enjoying a holiday at home.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #37

  16. The shelves look great! And I so zoomed in on the wall china shelf. I, too, collect china! Your tea cups are beauties!

    Thanks for sharing your projects! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Kathy Jo #41

  17. Loving the shelves.

    Glad the socks are coming along.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue 34

  18. Hi. Thanks for visiting me yesterday. I'm afraid to say that up til Christmas my WOYWW visiting has to be done on the Thursday because I have taken on an extra day with my twinnies but I promise I will still be visiting :-)
    Really love the new look shelves and well done you on the sock progress :-)
    Hugs,Annie x # 30

  19. Hi Chris,
    Your socks look fabulous! I just got a book about knitting socks from the library today! I really must have a go and stop just looking at the pictures :) If only there were more hours in the day :)
    Thanks for dropping by earlier too.

  20. Your bookcase looks amazing! I love reusing old furniture too. Always a fun new project. Love the wall paper idea! Happy WOYWW :)

  21. Hi Chris, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving an encouraging comment! I thought I had left a comment here, but looks like I haven't! Your post is a good reminder for me that we crafty girls can try our hands at DIY home deco as well! In my house my hubby does all the DIY - he prides himself on being the DIY guru, but next time I'll ask him to give me a brush too!

  22. Your book case turned out beautifully :)
    Love the socks, so colourful :)
    Happy to see that you visited my blog :)

  23. Great to see the finished book case. And such vibrant socks!
    Glad you liked my butterfly folder
    Debs x

  24. ooooh those shelves look so pretty, I love the wall unit too and you've obviously got the hang of the socks as well - job well done! Happy very late WOYWW Annie C #75

  25. Hello there and sorry I'm a bit late returning your visit. Love the bookcase and the wall shelving you did - have never tried anything like that. You have the 'touch' that's for sure. Anne x #32

  26. Such a fun bookcase! Those socks are great. I love fun socks :)
    Jess #79

  27. Oh Chris, I LOVE how the bookshelf turned out! Sooo pretty!! And yay for your second sock being the same as the first! That's exciting!!

    Happy (late) WOYWW!
    Amy E. #8

  28. Thank you dear Chris for taking the time to write such a beautiful comment on my blog today. I am very happy to have found you here.

    I wish you a beautiful autumn full of precious moments.


  29. That bookcase looks so lovely now, Chris. Well done. Socks are looking good - soon have them finished!
    Thanks for visiting - sorry I'm so late this week - life sort of intervened!
    Margaret #2

  30. Brilliant new socks! Well done for having a go, but let me warn you, they're totally addictive!! I'm almost done with my 12th pair for the year and the next two pairs are already ready to go! I've even made a spreadsheet with socks I want to knit, when I think I can fit them in and which yarn (from my stash) I plan on using !! Welcome down the rabbit hole, lol! I plan to start this pair in October, it'll be the most complicated pair yet so I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew!

    Brenda 56

  31. Nice re-vamp on the bookcase. Never knew stick back came in that lovely rose image! Socks are looking good, such fun colours.

  32. Brilliant job and what a huge improvement to a boring brown bookcase, x