This buffalo-striped beauty was created by Cait from Little City Farmhouse with Hurricane, Simplicity, Lazy Linen, and Pebble Beach! Read on to find out how she created this fun, pattered piece.

Adding pattern into furniture painting right now is a growing style, and when this plain oak bookcase came into the shop I knew it was the perfect piece to add something interesting to. I played around with the idea of papering the back, but I ultimately came back to what I know best: paint!

I started by removing the back panel and painting it in Simplicity. When it was dry I taped off stripes in one direction and painted it in Lazy Linen. When it was dry I repeated this step in the other direction, and then added in the darker squares in Pebble Beach.

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After prepping the bookcase, I painted the rest of it in Hurricane – a deep stormy blue. I absolutely love this colour!

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I gave the entire piece a good durable topcoat. Smaller pieces like this can have great impact in a room simply by adding some contrast or pattern! Paint is the perfect thing to help you achieve that effect!

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Cait {Little City Farmhouse}

Hello! I’m Cait! I am a wife and a mom of two little ones, and a proud auntie of a growing little flock! I first started by refinishing several pieces in my own home, and fell in love with it. Slowly it turned into a business and something I could do from home. I love the thrill of finding old furniture, and I adore the process of refinishing it into something new and fresh. Refinishing furniture is the heart of my business. I believe your home should reflect who you are, and I love helping people get the look they want in their homes by refinishing their furniture for them.

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