Tuesday, February 28, 2012

White Bookshelves!

Well, I painted my bookshelves white. It was a (way too) long process- it took about 4+ coats of white paint to get the job done. I am loving the bright and airy result, though.

Remember it used to look like this:
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now, they look like this:
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white.

The shelves are not done being arranged. I am going to be making some more changes in my living room, and I will definitely be re-arranging the things on the shelves -- I don't like the placement of things now, but I haven't had a lot of time to play around with it. Arranging things on bookshelves is one of my favorite hobbies. Nerd!


to see photos of when my dad and I did the "install" of the shelves, go here.
to see photos of when I added trim to my shelves, check it out here.

13 comments:

  1. It really looks fantastic. I am so glad you did this because my bookcases are all white and everyone is always telling me to paint the back but I like them just the way they are!

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  2. Maravilloso cambio.
    Me encanta todo lo que hacés: grandes pinceladas

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  3. I'm loving the lighter feel of your living room now! Just in time for Spring! Are the shelves on your bookshelf adjustable? That's so cool! I am constantly rearranging my shelves and trying out new looks.

    Sarah
    sworleythoughts.com

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  4. thank you!

    yes, they're adjustable, except for the very middle one. they're ikea billy bookshelves! they always look slightly uneven though, just because of not being able to adjust the middle shelf.

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  5. Looking good, white and light. Love it!

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  6. Is the cover below your TV fabric? did you make it? If so, did you blog about it :) would love to know your method as I have an entertainment stand that needs a similar cover....
    Thanks!

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  7. anon - yes! i did make it. i did a tutorial on it somewhere, a while back. maybe search in my search bar?

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  8. White will never go out of style great redo :)

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  9. LOVE IT! such a drastic change. you make me want to be brave enough to paint my ikea stuff. do you sand them prime with kilz (sp?) then paint?

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  10. It looks so good! I seriously love white!

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  11. I love your blog and your work and I'm your newest follower!

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