It is amazing what paint can do! I used Annie Sloan chalk paint to paint these! I really did just slap the paint right on the wood! No sanding or priming!!
Vivi even helped me a bit! I rubbed the wax on using old t-shirts. The wax has a little more of an odor than the paint. It works better to do it in a well ventilated area.
We were sure to bolt these big bookshelves to the wall, so they wouldn't fall on the kiddos!
Before & After! LOVE!