Country Living...Island Dreaming

October 16, 2013

The Bookcases are Painted!

I mentioned last week how I was having such a "grand time"
painting the bookcases in my office.
What a project!  
Well, I can proudly announce that they are finished!

I painted them Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White
in a satin finish to match the color of the crown molding.

I love the crisp white color,
especially since I will be filling the shelves 
with blue accessories.

Here is what the shelves looked like before I started painting:
Not terrible...but not what I envisioned.

Here is a closeup of the previous shelf color:
I wanted the white to match the molding and doors.

I am much happier with the new whiter color:
I am waiting a bit before I load them up with accessories
to make sure the paint has completely cured.

Stop by tomorrow for this week's installment of the One Room Challenge.  I accomplished quite a few things this week.  In fact, at this very moment, the electrician is installing the light fixture!  I am so excited!  

Have you ever painted bookshelves?
Will you ever do it again?

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15 comments

  1. I have painted book shelves before but it was years ago, probably about 37 yrs. or so, but I painted mine white too. They were a dark wood with white brick around them, so could not
    wait to get them painted white, and they looked fabulous in comparison..............
    Your looks awesome, and don't blame you for repainting them, there is nothing like a nice
    bright white finish, just makes my heart go pitty pat...............
    Can't wait to see the rest of your room with your new lighting fixture and what you put on
    those lovely shelves.......you are smart to let them cure a bit, too much work to be repeated.
    Have a fun day,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  2. They look great!! Can't wait to see them accessorized!

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  3. Yay!! So happy they are done and you are loving them! Their size is so perfect for this space…it's exciting to watch your vision come to life!!

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  4. Your bookcases look great! Decorator White is such a pretty white. Just painted a dark bedroom and trim with it.

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  5. Congratulations! They look great, isn't' paint just the best thing ever ;) Can't wait for tomorrow's pics.

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  6. They look GREAT! So excited to see your room come together :-)

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  7. Your bookshelves look wonderful. I know that was a lot of work but I too love it that they match your trim now. Oh, can't wait to see them all filled up with pretties.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  8. Gorgeous!! Coming over from Stone Gable party. Would love to have you come and share this...

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  9. Shelley, they look so good. I did not realize how off white they were until you posted that picture. Fresh, crisp, clean...great job.

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  10. Your shelves look awesome!! I would love for you to come link up at my Furniture and Paint Party going on now!! Hope to see you soon
    Brooke
    startathome.blogspot.com

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  11. I love how fresh and crisp they look. Can't wait to see them with the blue and white accessories!

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  12. Looks great! I really like the crown molding around the top. I have built in bookcases in my living room and they were a total pain to paint! Worth it, but way time consuming!

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  13. Love your bookcases and you did a great job painting them. Can't wait to see them all finished and accessorized! This can be such a time consuming job - painting bookcases, but your's look amazing!

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  14. What a great job! They look beautiful, so fresh and light. I can't wait to see how you accessorize them.

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