Monday, June 27, 2011

Library : work in progress

About a month ago I saw the bookshelf below on Pinterest and fell in love.

We needed to buy new bookshelves for our basement library anyway so I decided that four Billy shelves from Ikea would do the trick and that I would paint the backs yellow. We stopped by our brand new, friendly neighbourhood Lowe's and purchased a test pot of Olympic No VOC paint in their Bumblebee colour. I sanded all of the backs (the two smaller ones were a chip board type material but the two larger ones where paper so they took more paint) and crouched on my hands and knees this past Sunday and got painting. They turned out really well and only took one $5 test pot of paint!

We finished putting together the bookshelves tonight and lined them all up and I am so happy with how they turned out. I can't wait to FINALLY unpack all of our books and knick knacks! It's going to be such a bright, happy space.


  1. Oh that's just gorgeous! So sunny and happy, you did a great job. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave a comment!


  2. Those are so beautiful!! You did a great job- I can't wait to see what they look like with your books in them :)

    OH! Okay- I have to know... are you going to arrange your books by colour? Because that could be the visual trend merging of the year ;)

  3. Thanks Kyla and Lenore! I have been verrry behind on posting updates here.

    The bookshelves are loaded and I love them! Kyla, I have organized by colour in the past but the librarian in me wouldn't allow it this time. They are organized alphabetically by author with piles of similar subject books dispersed throughout. :)