when we moved in together,
he insisted on keeping his old bookshelf, and put his foot down about replacing it..
a few months pass, and I still can't stand how it doesn't blend into our apartment.
so a few weeks ago, I decided to paint it.
here's the after:
I left the insides the original dark brown color, but I like the unique end result!
I did it with a white trim look, because I didn't want the books to possibly get stuck on the paint job.
lucky for me, when I drag him to anthropologie with me,
he doesn't join the other bored boyfriends on the couch, he actually enjoys the store~
so we picked up these candle holders together. I couldn't believe they were on sale for $19.99,
because I think these are very "jonathan adler"-esque and even prettier~
after - the room feels so much more fresh and open
with the white bookshelf blending into the walls
before: it felt gloomy.....
how to do it - preferably get house paint or acrylic paint of your choice.
I didn't use primer, but have the sales associate guide you.
blue painters tape is a must for clean lines! cover the areas you don't want to paint.
make sure you protect your walls and floor!!
consider all the details - I moved the snoopy collage to the same wall as the bookshelf
and painted the frame white to match