Just a little AW moment :)

So, I redid our bookshelf (which DH surprisingly agreed to and helped with!) and I'm just so proud of it!! I stare every day LOL :)


I forgot to take a before picture, but it was this black bookshelf from Target:


Room Essentials® 5-Shelf Bookcase - Black


Inspiration:


Inspiration My bookshelf from photo 3154403-1


Our bookcase now:


So I redid our photo 3154935-1


All filled up :)


So I redid our photo 3154935-2 I love it :) I took closer pictures of the patterned paper , but they're on my home computer! Let me know what you think (this is in our office, I'll take pictures of the whole office once we're done redoing it!

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 4:18 am
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msdl
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I love it!! I also have this project pinned, and I was thinking of tackling it this week! I already bought the paper, I'm just debating whether to leave the bookcase black or paint it a bright color. My office is the only space I'm allowed to make "fun" (T's word for "girly"), so I'm kind of thinking a bright color :-)


You did an awesome job! Any tips?

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 4:23 am
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Thanks Debbie!! :) I followed censational's blog instructions to a T on painting wood, and it looks so great!!! The sealant made it look super glossy and nice, totally makes a difference!! Also - patience :) I am so impatient, so realizing it takes a lot of work to paint a bookshelf is key :)


Here are her instructions: http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2011/07/my-bamboo-is-peacock-blue/


(BTW - she is my favorite blog at the moment for redoing my house :))

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 4:29 am
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It looks awesome!!  GREAT job!! :)

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 4:55 am
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I love that blog, too!


I actually just repainted a dresser, and I agree...the patience between coats was the toughest part! I just want it DONE!


ETA: Coincidentally, the dresser I did was almost the exact same shade of blue as the link you posted! :-)

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 5:00 am
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It looks great!  This room will be so bright and cheery when you're done with it :)


Thanks for sharing the blog!  I've never read that one before, so I'll check it out.

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 6:51 am
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Thanks ladies!! :) It still looks a little "cluttered" to me... like there are too many books on it - but that's what a bookshelf is for right?? ;) I'm thinking about covering some up with book covers, maybe that will make me feel better :P


@Amanda - You are welcome!! I am obsessed with that blog! It makes me want to go buy some furniture and completely re-do them!! She's awesome inspiration!

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 6:54 am
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I don't think it looks cluttered, at all!  I like all the books, then the knick-knacks placed throughout!

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 7:04 am
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I don't think it's cluttered, either! It looks interesting and inviting. If I went to your house, I would definitely check out that bookcase ;-)

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 7:49 am
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Looks great!!

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 7:53 am
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Thanks Debbie and Amanda! :) I'm glad it doesn't look cluttered to others. I tried super hard to make it look a little more interesting then just books on a shelf, so that means alot :)

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 7:58 am
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Looks great!  I am hoping to tackle a coffee table this weekend that I got at a thrift store for only $10.00.  What a steal!  Thanks for that site.

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 2:07 pm
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Looks awesome sweetie!  You did a kick butt job!!!

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 12:19 pm
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Love it!


 


How cute!

Posted on November 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm
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Love it!!!

Posted on November 27, 2011 at 2:55 pm
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Wow, it looks great... You would be HORRIFIED to see the condition of our bookshelf right now.... It's a DISASTER!

Posted on November 28, 2011 at 7:00 am
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Great job!

Posted on December 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm
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That turned out amazing! Great job!!

Posted on December 30, 2011 at 9:13 am
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looks great..

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 11:46 am

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