Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Et Voilà ... Bookshelves

 Of course it all started with Pinterest  
(you can see for yourself...  on my board Bookshelf Love)

It all started back here if you are interested.... (just click)
After rekindling my relationship with our power tools
a new appreciation for Wood Filler
a lot of white paint
I can finally reveal that my dream of building built-in bookshelves
has finally come true
et voilà .....

If you like this Fleur de Lys bucket then you can check out its chalkboard version here
... and the built-in feature allow it to really just blend in to the overall space
and as you can see...
it is not a big space...
curious about the wall of art, that was a fun Saturday afternoon! You can read more about that here

The fun part of this project is that it cost under 50$
4 pine boards 1 X 8 X 10     30$
white paint    15$
wood filler   already had

à bientôt everyone.

Okay, it has been a long time since I was at a party soooooooo
I am sharing this one with the following great parties.
At the Picket Fence
Mod Vintage Life: mod Mix Monday
 Nautical Cottage Blog Hop party
Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.
Transformation Thursday at the Shabby Creek Cottage
Open House at No Minimalist Here
Wow us Wednesdays  at Savvy Southern Style
One project at a time at A bowl full of lemons


  1. Wow, looks great! I think this was the perfect nudge I needed to go ahead with my built in ideas. Cheers, my dear! BTW I love your styling :)

  2. Your book shelf looks beautiful!
    Hugs, Cindy

  3. Oh wow, you did it! It looks great!

  4. Looks SO good! Thanks for dropping by and following me. I look forward to the exchange both here and on Pinterest.

  5. Donna, they look great! You did a super job on them. I'm sure you'll get a lot of pleasure and storage from them too.

  6. Wow! Love your bookshelves! They look awesome!

  7. I'm so impressed you built them yourself. They look fantastic. By the way, I love your motto for the year. You're going to get a lot done.

  8. Very nice! I'm curious about the framed piece! ~ Maureen

    1. Maureen, that is a newspaper clipping from 1960 of an advertisement for an anniversary sale at our family business. I wanted these bookshelves to be home to some treasures such as that and the schoolbooks that belonged to my grandmother and mother.

  9. I am so impressed with you. Really. My dearest wish is to be able to build something like this. You go!

  10. Nicely done! There's nothing quite like wood filler and white paint to transform ANYTHING, I think!! Your shelves look really great with their makeover!


  11. @all
    It is amazing how a little stress in my life shifts me to a building project and convincing myself that I can do it.

  12. Donna (see, I now know you as yourself in addition to knowing you as Anglo!)...I am impressed with your bookshelves and the fact you built them is great. Glad you have your grandmother's school books. I have a book that was my father's (Language and Literature, Book One, 1914) and I treasure his little boy's handwriting with his name inside the cover.

    1. Jill, isn't it amazing to have these old school books. I can actually picture my grandmother using these books. They are very special!

  13. One cannot have too many book cases! I'll be doing a similar project on either side of my fireplace soon, though I think I'll add feet to mine so I can take them with me when I move to a new home. :) I'm a little shy about saws, so KUDOS to you!

  14. Oh what a beautiful room! I love the bookcases and the wall art! I would love curling up with a book here!


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