52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 19

52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 19

Paint is wonderful. It can refresh and renew a room, a chair, an object like nothing else I know.

But sometimes, paint doesn’t look as good as you think it will or you just change your mind about the color. Case in point: I had these shelves in our dining room for months . . . okay, over a year. The previous owners left them and I kept them because our dining room was pretty sparse.

52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 19

They were too matchy-matchy with the floor for my liking. I had all of those leftover paint samples from the living room so I figured, why not?

52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 19

The painted shelves were better in my opinion, but still not great. I have a bee in my bonnet to find a more traditional buffet for our dining room, used and inexpensive, of course. I will probably paint it anyway. 😉

I knew I wanted some shelves for Wendy’s room. Her toy bins are great for containing the chaos, but I wanted something that she can keep toys and books on, easily within reach and sight.

I wanted happy, bright, cheerful shelves.

So I painted the shelves a second time. I changed them from the pale, blue gray to . . .

52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 19


52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 19

52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 19

Wendy’s room is taking on a lavender and aqua blue theme. I might throw in some bright, sunshiny yellow too. She is still in the nursery and we don’t have any immediate plans to move her out of it. I am getting little projects like this out of the way and waiting on Printz Charming to take me to buy new carpet. (Hint, hint, nudge, nudge.) Life has been busy. Decorating an entire bedroom is definitely not a one week project for us.

Next week’s project: involves my pantry + chalkboard paint again! And oh, it is marvelous. One of you lovely readers emailed me about your pantry project and motivated me to stop procrastinating and tackle my own. Have I inspired any projects in your home? Email me or post a picture on my Facebook. I get super, ridiculously excited when you share your projects with me! :)

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2 thoughts on “52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 19

  1. Colleen

    Claire, the bookshelves look great! Good luck with the rest of Wendy’s room!

    It’s been nice being in touch – looking forward to seeing more of your projects. :-)


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