I hope all of you are going to join in the fun today. Earlier in the week I posted about transforming your bookcases into showcases. My very own bookcases have been calling out to me for some fabulous high stylin for quite awhile now. I decided they needed to have the backs painted a couple of years ago. YES, I said years. I actually bought the paint two weeks ago. Still no paint. I thought doing a post on giving our bookcases & built ins some high falutin style would motivate me to open that can of paint. But somewhere along the way I decided there must be thousands of women like me who walk by something in their homes each day and say "That sure does need something.".
Nothing motivates us devoted blog ladies like a Mr. Linky party right? So, here I am a relatively new blogger having my first Mr. Linky party and I was scared to death that the only person at the party would be me. Oh me. Thankfully two wonderful ladies have already told me they were joining in and I am thrilled! I love me a good Mr. Linky Party.
So here is my painted project.
Yikes!! When I look at the difference between the two pictures I am almost embarrassed to show the before. Mama Mia, I love how the paint turned out. I know better too y'all, so I finally took my own advice.
I had only put on the first coat and already I just knew I was going to love it. Oh ladies, if there is something you having been dying to do to your home please don't wait. Paint especially does not cost a lot of money and what a big impact it has.
I decided since my home is so open that it would be best to use the same paint color as in my dining room. I think it ties in the room so nicely.
I didn't just put everything back the way it was. I shopped the house. Misti over at Studio M Designs (great blog & even better friend) gave me some wonderful ideas and I tried to incorporate those too. I switched out the picture, used less books and I incorporated a lamp into the shelves. Do you see my pretty bird lamp all lit up? He had a twin brother but I sold him at my store. I am totally digging this lamp and remember that warm glow I said in the earlier post that putting a lamp in your built ins would give you? Oh, yeah baby. This room had a whole new feel this evening. My 11 year old was curled up in the chair pictured reading a book under the "warm glow". I just want to end this post with one of my favorite decor items that every woman needs.
A pretty place to hide the remote control from your husband!! The lid has a beautiful gold dragonfly on top, yeah, it's the last place he'd look. Snicker snicker.
Okay, rev up those pretty painted bookcase to showcase posts and lets party! Just write a post telling everyone about our Bookcase To Showcase Party and link back to this post. When you link up please use the permalink for your post. If you aren't sure what that is just email or comment me and I will be happy to help.
If you have a bookcase that needs sprucing and are looking for ideas go ahead and post that too, you might get a whole lot of great ideas!!