Our bookcase went blue this weekend!
I've been dying to paint the back wall of our built-in and we finally knocked it out. It's the first thing you see when you walk into our house (via the back door) and I really wanted it to bring your eye past that giant t.v. and welcome you into the room. We decided on a dark blue which was pulled out of our old Pottery Barn accent pillow in the room and it worked perfectly. It's the perfect balance of a bold color without being overwhelming or too dark.
After painting, I rearranged all the items on the shelves and changed up some of the existing elements. Although I would like purchase some new items to display, I used what I had in new ways to make it work for now. Here are a couple simple ways I changed the look of my bookcase:
- I took book covers off the hardback books to display the monochromatic binding and grouped the like colors together.
- I wrapped the softback books in butcher paper to neutralize all the different patterns and to build a common thread throughout the shelves.
- A few of the books I even wrapped together with a piece of twine I had sitting around the house.
We also painted the bedside table my dad built me, but that's waiting on a nice coat of poly so I'll wait and post it once it's fully ready.
Did you do any house projects this weekend?
Until next time...