Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bookcase

It is funny that I've never worked on a bookcase... I am asked about them all the time by clients but it isn't often that I find a decent, solid wood one.

But I saw this cute little TV stand and thought maybe we could do something cool with it...
Photobucket Even though it didn't have a backside.
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I LOVED the size and with a little love it really turned out nicely!
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I cut a piece of beadboard for the back (from the pile of laundry room ceiling remnants) and used an air nailer to attach it.
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It also needed something to add some detail to the bottom so I used another remnant, this time from the yucky old china cabinet I worked on last year.
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With just those little details it looks like a completely different piece of furniture.
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Have a lovely, lazy Sunday and thanks for dropping by!

32 comments:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Only you could make that sad little bookcase look so totally beautiful!!

Teri said...

Everything is so pretty! You did a nice job fixing AND decorating it.

A House and Home said...

Beautiful. I've been looking through your site to see if you have any tips for giving furniture a face lift. You seem to be so good at it! But I haven't found anything. Do you have such a thing?

Atelier de Charo said...

Looks great!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Gorgeous! I just can't ever get over how much potential you see in a bunch of crap. ;) So inspiring!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

I would have passed this by. You did a great job and I love the blue books.

Allison said...

It looks beautiful! I love the detail you added to it. Nice job! I also like all of your aqua books and those pretty candles!

sharon said...

What a great job you did on this, and how clever you are to see the potential in what was a very ordinary piece of furniture. Thanks for the great pictures

Sharon
My French Country Home

April said...

I love what you did with this piece!! I love that you have a monochromatic book collection too!

ashley said...

amazing! i wish i had an eye for seeing the potential in items!

Margitta said...

Just discovered your blog - LOVE IT!
Greetings from Norway!

Paint Me White said...

Hi Holly, isn't that odd I only worked on a bookcase too this week. They are a common request and yet we hardly paint them. They are time consuming though as you have to paint both undersides. I will post a picture of mine soon. Yours has come up gorgeous. Have a great week Sandy x

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~* I love how it turned out Holly!! :) Great job~*~* Rachel

Mimi said...

Gorgeous transformation, you are so clever.

Amber's Notebook said...

WOw Holly that looks gorgeous! I love the color scheme of the books. ANd your photography is great! Such pretty pictures to look at!

Jessica said...

Wow Holly! You did SUCH a good job on this. I love the beadboard backing and the wood detail. Beautiful.

Jess xox

decdiva1 said...

love everything you do!

May Flower Mama said...

Such a cute little bookcase.
I love those candles you have in the finished bookcase, I have hade one of those myself in the past.

Lovely Little Nest said...

Wow, that is impressive!

The detailing you added looks fantastic, and it looks so pretty filled with all of those lovely, turquoise books! Nicely done :)

christine, just bella said...

This looks so cute! I love the perfect dust print of some sorta tool in the before photo - looks like you've been hard at work!

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

it looks amazing.

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Love the pretty swirly detail with the beadboard. Great finishing touches!

Cindy said...

how can you stand to have that fabulous stove in your garage????it must be driving you crazy....hope your kitchen reno is going good!!!

love the bookcase. when i look for furniture, i look for the great legs and detail. anything can be fixed with a coat or two of paint and some wood filler!!!

Holly and Sean said...

It is killing me slowly Cindy!!!! But alas we do not have the stove slot converted to gas yet so it is useless to us right now... not to mention that it won't fit in the current 30 inch opening. But that will hopefully change SOON!

Katie said...

I love all the fun additions and little touches you always think of, so cute!!

Bridget said...

that looks soooooooooo nice.

Patti said...

i love the way it turned out. i just got rid of a bookcase yesterday that i intended to re-do similarly, but never did. darn. now i wish i still had it. love all the old books and all the touches of blue.

Laurie Jones said...

Once again beautiful! I love the books and pretties in it too!! (Those are my favorite candles!)

MommaHensCoop said...

I'll have you know that I just love your blog! I always come back for each and every post! ( no. I'm not a total creapy stalker! lol!) Great furniture peices!

Corners of My Life said...

Beadboard - a decorator's best friend.

Cece Lively said...

i have a technical question....i have tried bookshelves before, but i can never get my spray gun into the tight spaces and under the shelves! How did you do it???

Cece Lively said...

i work on bookshelves all the time, but i can never get my spray gun in there good enough!!!!
can you please tell me HOW you did it??
LOVE IT!

 
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