Journey of the Bookcase
Now that is one ugly bunch of stuff crammed unto a bookshelf. This is the last big part of my painting and re-doing of the living room and everything in the bookcase is already in disarray. The paper rolls are there because I saw some pictures of bookshelves where the books had all been covered in neutral paper. Being a bit nuts, I decided that was a splendid idea and I started to cover my books. Arrrrrrrrgh! Not all that much fun (to put it in family friendly language).
I also learned the trick of putting paperback books in photo boxes. Lets face it - paperbacks are a bit ugly and the box idea was a winner in my mind since I love boxes.
I'll be covering some of the boxes with different paper. I love ephemera (including stamps), and have kept much of the mail sent to my husbands business over the years from all over the world. I used some of that to cover this photo box.
Everything will have to come off the shelves while I paint the back a lovely shade called Agate. The shelves themselves will be pulled out and painted Arnica, which is a shade of white with a hint of yellow. Very bright and a match to the woodwork and ceiling.
While the paint is drying I'll finish covering the books (or I may abandon that idea as sheer insanity), and then I can have fun arranging everything.