Saturday, January 16, 2010

Bye Bye Black Bookcase

We have a large built in bookcase in our living room.  It has been black for the last couple of years, not cause I loved it black, cause I dreaded to paint it something else.  So the other night I got motivated and started painting.  Several coats of paint later and me saying, "oh my word, I can still see black, I hate this thing", it is now a creamy white.  It looks soooo much better.  That end of the living room is not as "heavy" looking anymore.  Notice in the after pic the frames are painted and actually have photos in them!



19 comments:

  1. Love it!! Looks so much better and bright and cheery! You can really see all the stuff on there now! Great re-do!

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  2. It was pretty before, but I love the white!!! Great job!

    Kat :)

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  3. Wow! Amazing what a little paint will do! Much better.

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  4. This is beautiful! The white makes a world of difference. I wish we had built-ins like that!

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  5. I loved it before in the black but it looks so much fresher and new in white.

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  6. It looks so fresh and an awesome way to start the new year- fresh and new. Can't go wrong there can you?
    tammy

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  7. LOVE your blog! Love all of the ideas!! I might have to have you come over some time to help me with some inspiration. Many blessings to the Stafford family!

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  8. OOO-it really is fantastic in cream, great! And you won't have to dust as often.

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  9. That looks so good! You did a great job!

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  10. I am loving your transformation on your Widdly Tinks! The third arm just wasn't doing it! LOL!

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  11. This is a really great transformation! I love the fact that all of the accessories are the same, but they look totally different against the white. I like how you painted some of the accessories, so they would work. Nice job!

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  12. Beautiful! I love how warm it looks now and how you painted the believe black for contrast!

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  13. I have nothing against black, but I have to say it looks amazing painted white! Love the frames and "Believe" in black and the red "S" just pops now! Great job!

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  14. wow! it looks great! I'm glad you didn't give up!
    gail

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  15. What a big difference... completely changes the room. I'd love for you to share this at my Power of Paint Party on Wednesdays... hope to see you there!

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  16. The bookcase is saying aaaah. It looks so fresh now!

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  17. gorgeous, I love both colors but the cream looks much fresher! Thanks for sharing :)

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