I absolutely Love Tuesdays, they are my most relaxing day of the week and a great day to catch up on a project. It is my one day alone with my little girl since my son, Anthony, attends preschool twice a week Tuesday and Fridays. Friday’s I’m at work so Tuesday’s is the only day I get to have one child at home which makes the day easier. Today I managed to paint more of our deck which has been a very slow going process. Not a “fun” project, but one that needs to be done. Since that has been occupying my time the last week I have yet to post a finished project, so I thought I would back track a little and show my before and after of my set of painted bookcases.
This was the very first project I had completed for my Living Room Makeover. Another great find on craigslist that just needed some TLC. My original plan for this room was to do a DIY built-in using Ikea bookcases, but once I spotted this pair on craigslist, that was more affordable, my plans changed!
My inspiration was Ballard Design or even a great piece that could have come from Restoration Hardware. Love both these stores and I feel my decorating has really been combining all these looks with my own touch and of course a much smaller budget.
I spent $75 on the set…
Another $60 on ASCP…
$12 on new hardware…
And about 3 days making these over.
I painted the bookcase with Old white from Annie Sloan and painted the details with French Linen. The back of the bookcase I chose Dragon’s Breath from Benjamin Moore since I had used it on my hallway doors and the board and batten in my Dining Room. I wanted to use a touch of this color in each room to keep a great design flow.
Here is the Before:
|With my new chair|