I’ve been desperately missing creative projects. The last thing I shared here was some of me and my daughter’s Bible journaling in March. I’m thrilled to finally finish painting my bookshelf for my craft room/office.
My dream redesign of this room started almost a year ago with this pin and its beautiful color scheme:
Stay tuned for much more of this work in progress. It will probably continue to be a long, slow journey, but I wanted to go ahead and share this first big project of the new room with you today.
I had an old bookshelf with a coffee theme painted on it from the cafe we used to own. My mom almost talked me out of painting over it. I’m so glad I did it anyway. It was definitely cute, but I really needed a fresh start with it.
First, I painted over the coffee stuff with some leftover paint from my living room walls. I must admit, I got a little emotional with this step. Closing the coffee shop was a huge disappointment for me, and this took me back there a little bit.
These vibrant colors helped me heal quickly though. I chose Purple Fury and Vintage Teal from Valspar at Lowe’s. One sample jar of the purple was more than enough so I have plenty of it left for another project. I needed a lot more of the teal for the inside of the bookshelf, using almost the entire quart.
Here it is with 1 coat of each color:
I ended up using 2 coats of purple and 3 of the teal. The inside could have used another coat but I was really sick of painting so I just left it. I’m planning to add a couple of Minwax Polycrylic coats sometime, but I want to see if I decide to eventually add one more layer of teal.
Here it is all decked out:
I love finally having a space to put that awesome typewriter I bought at an antique show last year. It sits perfectly on the top of this. Although most of the room is not finished, my desk faces out the window with this bookshelf to my right. When I sit there working, it really feels like the room is done, until I turn around…
I’m looking forward to sharing the rest of this room with you soon. Thanks for being here and let me know if you have any questions. Are you working on anything fun right now?