Hello there! Thank you all for your sweet wishes for Caleb's birthday. Other than half of our family being sick and not being able to attend the party, he had a great weekend!
Today I have my first project of the new year to share with you. In those lazy days between Christmas and New Year's, I broke out the paint brush! I've wanted to add something to the backs of the shelves in the living room, and with the busy pattern of the curtains I decided to just paint them a solid color.
I tried a color I've been seeing pop up a lot lately, "Urbane Bronze" by Sherwin Williams. It's a rich charcoal. Dark, but not a stark black.
I really like the color because a few of the black frames and accessories I have still stand out from the background (even though it's hard to tell with the lighting in the photos). See the fun sparkles from the left-out-from-Christmas disco ball?
I kept most of the styling the same except for that cubby with the lamp in it. The only outlet in that whole corner of the room is in that section of the bookshelf, so I like to remove a few shelves to accommodate a lamp. It appears to blend in, but when the lamp is turned on that black shade shows up just fine. A tall cloche and picture hung on the shelf back help to fill the space next to the lamp.
This is how they looked after we bought the house-
About a year and a half ago I painted them "Divine White" by Sherwin Williams-
While I was at it, I changed out all of the knobs along that wall to these little pretties from Hobby Lobby.
Tomorrow I'll show you a few other ideas for making your bookshelves a little more interesting.