Saturday, June 12, 2010

Bookcase Redo

In the corner of my kitchen I have a bookcase.  I know at some point I had this decorated nicely.  What happened?? Over the last little while it’s become a collection of ….  ??   Because this bookcase was destined for a makeover I suppose I shoved anything in there for a time.
So here is the bookcase with ‘whatever’ shoved in there.
kitchen bookshelf redo 001 It’s actually quite a nice bookcase when it’s not shoved with ‘whatever’s’.
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But I think it looks better with new ‘whatever’s” placed nicely in it.
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I decided to leave the actual cabinet white and just change the backing.  Black seemed to be the best choice to make all my new white thrifty finds really pop.
The only thing that wasn’t found in a local thrift store was this lamp.kitchen bookshelf redo 017a
I removed the top shelf to allow for the new lamp and cut a hole so that the cord could disappear through the back.
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No.. your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you, I kept switching things around.
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All the white vases, pitchers and the tureen ranged from $2 to $8.kitchen bookshelf redo 020a
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All greenery from Michaels Craft Store.kitchen bookshelf redo 025a
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kitchen bookshelf redo 051a  Don’t forget when you find the perfect piece in the not-so-perfect color, it’s nothing a little paint can’t fix.
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57 comments:

  1. from drab to fab! I love the new look.
    gail

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  2. It looks great with the black backing. I'll have to give that a try when we do built-ins for my daughter's room. The plan is to do a black & white room. That would look awesome in there.

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  3. It looks great with the black backing. I'll have to give that a try when we do built-ins for my daughter's room. The plan is to do a black & white room. That would look awesome in there.

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  4. I love the black! Never thought of doing that!

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  5. I really like the black backing; it showcases your thrifty finds beautifully. And you are right, it is a wonderful bookcase.

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  6. I love your displays against the black background. Very nice.

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  7. The bookcase turned out great! Your accessories look fantastic against the black!

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  8. This is a perfect redo! So upscale and the treasures in your bookshelf really stand out!!! Fabulous job!
    And this post came in great time. I am redoing the bookcases on either side of my fireplace. I love the black background.
    Beautiful!
    Yvonne

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  9. I love this! I have been wanting to paint the back of a book shelf and i'm so glad to see that yours turned out so cute!!!
    ~Sophie
    SISTERS4SAYmoreISmore.blogspot.com

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  10. Sure does look better Lisa...so much better it barely looks like the same piece...enjoy the rest of the weekend...and thanks for popping over:)!~

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  11. Looks great Lisa!! I love all the white and green against the black! And that rosy lampshade is too cute!!

    Polly

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  12. What a lovely redo! I love it! I recently repainted a corner cabinet & I'm thinking I should have NOT painted it dark green. . . . . I like your white one so much better! Oh well - I can always repaint when I have the energy! And time.

    Lovely, lovely - - - - really nicely done!

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  14. Wow Lisa ~ the black really make the white's pop! Loving the addition of the greenery ~ it really brings everything together. Fantastic makeover. Happy Sunday!

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  15. I love all your white pieces, Lisa! The bookcase looks great ~ love the black.

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  16. Nice redo! I'd love for you to share this one on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Hope you can join the fun! Rory

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  17. looks wonderful. And you are so right about paint..it can transform anything ugly into beauty.
    tammy

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  18. Lisa, this is gorgeous! I adore how the black background makes your whites pop! And the green gives it such a freshness. Loving the simply addition of a lamp. Who needs fancy potlights? Lovely! Sidebar love for you this weekend. :)

    Donna

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  19. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! love the re-do and your photo's are stunning!
    sisters4saymoreismore.blogspot.com

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  20. I love the black background!! Looks great!

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  21. So pretty! Love that you achieved the look with thrifty finds :D

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  22. Another beautiful job by Lisa! You never cease to amaze me :) I have a bookshelf that I need to re-accessorize and you just gave me much needed inspiration.

    Brandi

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  23. BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  24. Hi Lisa...

    Oooh...I love your pretty corner cabinet and how you accessorized it! Of course, I collect white ironstone so I really enjoyed looking at your pretties! Adding the black to the back of the cabinet really does make that white "pop"...love the pretty shades of green with it too!

    Thank you so much for joining in with Sunday Favorites this week! I'm so sorry that Mr.Linky gave us problems yesterday! He just up and disappeared on us! I couldn't even see who had signed up! Sheeesh! But we're back up and running now!

    Have a marvelous Monday, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  25. I love your shelf's new look! The contrast of the black and white is fantastic!

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  26. Ah, I love, love, love what you did! Great idea painting the inside black so all your white could pop. The lamp is perfect because you didn't have light in that corner. Great job!

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  27. Love it Love it Love it!!! It looks great and LOVE the addition of the lamp!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  28. Now I feel a little ....YOur before pic. was nice too lol. The redo do is beautiful as well.

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  29. I'm so glad you were able to join the party! Hope you'll join again next week with more of your great projects. Thanks Rory

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  30. Hi,
    I'm visiting from TCB and I love your bookshelf redo! I love white against dark colors myself. Check out my laundry room redo with the same idea in mind (If I had an outlet in there I'd add a lamp as well).
    -Desiree

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  31. The black backing with the whit accessories is stunning!

    Carol

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  32. I love the black background!
    Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related No.11!
    {Rebekah}

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  33. Love your redo! The dark background looks so great! What a huge difference!

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  34. What a great idea to change up the shelf. Love the black background. It really makes everything pop!

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  35. That looks so great. Wonderful photos too!

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  36. Wow! It looks amazing! The white, green, and black is such a great combination!

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  37. Fun transformation. I always say that every room should have a touch of black! Very classy.

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  38. Cute! I have a hutch I'm thinking about redoing by adding aqua paint on the back panel or left over wall paper.

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  39. Wow that looks great, did you paing the black or is it something else? Looks awesome! We just got a new house so i am looking for some great ideas.

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  40. Most excellent! The white against the black is great and the added green touches are beautiful. I'm seeing this color combo alot these days and I'm thinking about using it. Love the lamp on the top shelf!

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  41. Perfectly done redo. Nice touch with the hole for the lamp cord too. :) Pam @ Sallygoodin

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  42. Looks great! Great idea to remove the top shelf so that the lamp fits, brilliant!!

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  43. Your bookcase looks great - painting the back black was genius! I love how all of your great finds really do pop. Thanks so much for linking up to Be Inspired.

    Chelsea

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  44. love it! love it! love it! I forget every once in a while that if I do run into something not-so-cutely painted, that I can spray paint it! Thanks for showing this off, it looks beautiful!

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  45. I love your eye when putting this bookcase together. It is a skill that not everyone has and you did a fabulous job. I love the painted back. The white accessories just pop against the black background. Thanks for sharing!

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  46. I thought it looked pretty before, but now it looks gorgeous. I love the white against the black background.

    I am hosting a giveaway and I'd love it if you stopped by.

    Laura @ along for the ride

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  47. Love the black! You have a real knack for accessorizing. It looks beautiful!

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  48. Aha, I remembered this and now I know what I'm going to do for the back of my cubby shelf. Thanks Lisa.

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  49. i absolutely love it! im gona do my bookcase that i bought today like this :) thanku for the inspiration !

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  50. I love everything about your kitchen.How have I not seen your blog before~! I admire your style very much.
    your newest follower
    Sonny

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  51. All of your creations are lovely. I am your newest follower and look forward to more inspirations.
    Follow me at http://designingdreams-sheri.blogspot.com :)

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  52. I LOVE black. I keep telling my husband I want to paint so many things black. He doesn't "get" it until he sees it. Once again...let me tell you how much I LOVE your blog and your decorating style!

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  53. I love the black! Never thought of doing that!

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  54. Gorgeous!!!!!!!! love the re-do and your photo's are stunning!

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