We love to read. And books regularly fill our basket when we shop. But they get lost in the shuffle. So we bought a book trough. And now our newest reads sit on it, on the mantle, to remind us of the literary goodness waiting for us!
This book shelf/trough was in pieces when we found it. So we repaired it and made it good again.
We cleaned it up, gave it a good sanding, then used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White to give it a lovely neutral colour. Then we did a little distressing.
We decorated the shelf using botanical images from Iron Orchid Designs to make it even more lovely.
Then the whole thing was given a coat of Annie Sloan Wax to protect the paint and the images.
We also added glider feet to stop it marking any furniture you might put it on
It is a lovely thing. You can pop it on a dresser, a mantle, wherever you feel it will shine, and it holds books, just like it is supposed to.
The book trough is 19.5" (50cm) wide, 11" (28cm) tall, and 8.5" (21cm) deep.