I love books, and because I love books, I have LOTS of them. For many a love of books comes with the challenge of storing books. So today we thought we’d show you a few beautiful or unusual options for book shelves. With some creativity, you could create a new spot to hold your cherished friends.
1. Converted dresser bookshelf. I LOVE this one. To convert a dresser into a bookshelf remove the drawers and drawer hardware. On this piece they painted the interior a bright contrasting color, while leaving the exterior natural. Beautiful!!!!
2. Old door bookshelf. This bookshelf is amazing! For this piece it looks like they removed portions of the door, and then used that material to help build the shelves.
3. Crate bookshelf. I’m including this one because you can find crates at almost any craft store, and this looked very simple! They have obviously painted these for children’s usage, but a cream or white color could create a more shabby chic look.
Think about your space and choose the perfect color at our online store Colour Cupboard.
If you’re thinking about using a painting effect, here are a few we’ve gone over on the blog.
How to Antique a Newer Piece of Furniture
Pickling Effect or Crackle Finish
Antiquing with Goopy Paint
Happy creating (and reading)!
If you have a wooden porch, or a concrete patio that you’re hoping to freshen up for the warmer weather, a faux outdoor rug might be just the creative touch you are looking for!
Be sure to clean the area well before you begin applying paint. You’ll need:
- Stencils or Stamps (optional)
- A clean surface
Here are some photos to spark your creativity. Have fun!!!!
Found on pinterest.com, posted by lindasprydesigninteriors.com
Spring is in the air! If you are itching for an outdoor project that you can enjoy for years to come, think window boxes!
You can purchase a wide variety of window boxes at home stores or online, or, if you’re feeling handy, you can build your own. Here are two links with careful instructions on the building process.
Step by step instructions on building a window box planter.
How To Build A Window Box From a Pallet
Once you’ve got your boxes built, choose a color! Black, Rittenhouse Red, cream, Colonial White and Soldier Blue are common window box colors, and our Old Village Paint is more than capable of standing up to the outdoor elements!
We’d love to see photos of your new or much loved window boxes!