My grandma used it as a bookshelf when my uncle was a toddler, and he'd go into the family room every morning and pull out all the books. Now it'll be Daisy's. It's going in her nursery as a bookshelf, and I imagine she will eventually pull out all the books just like her great uncle.
I sanded it down and spray painted it lavender. The paint color is actually called gumdrop. After I finished, I realized the shade was a little too bright and more pink than purple. It was super overpowering.
The overpowering color motivated me to paint the side panels. I was going to do that to my other bookshelf, but that project got rejected.
Here are some pictures of evolution of the left side panel painting:
The final product:
I finished it this week and started on the other side. I'll share that with you when I finish it. It's going to be a completely different picture, but with similar colors so it coordinates. I'm excited about it! Stay tuned for the right side painting.
After I finish both sides, I'll polyurethane the whole thing so the paintings will be secure.