Friday, October 12, 2007

It's Friday

and time for Show and Tell.

Today I want to show a before and after. And this is the second SnT that I will make my sister cry (the first was a gigantic spider web). This one is not as frightening.
Before:


After:

I am not a fan of dark wood, and I adore painted wood. So paint it I did, and I love the way it turned out. I used the directions I found at (oh boy, I forgot where I found them and a half an hour search has tuned up nothing) Anyhow, I also colorcoded my books which is something else I saw on a blog somewhere. Blogs are great for ideas.

8 comments:

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Very cute! I don't really like dark wood either though I do have some. I think the bookshelf turned out so nice.

I also like the color coded books good idea! Thanks for sharing
~Amy

ellen b said...

Very well done. I love how you arranged your books. enjoy!

Penless Thoughts said...

Looks like a job well done.
Susan

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

Looks great! I don't like dark wood, either.

Sharon said...

They look great! I too remember reading about color coding books on someone's blog - funny! I paint just about everything! Paint is awesome!

Tootles ~ Sharon

nannykim said...

Yes, I agree, the white is so much more cheerful. Looks good ;-)

Quinne said...

Hi Becka :) Great job, and I really like the color coded books idea! Blessings, Q

Jack's Mom said...

I like dark wood - in fact, love it - tobacco, espresso, the hardwoods of Hemingway. However, your bookcase is lovely.