vintage aqua bookcase

Good morning!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  

I am pretty excited to have a room that feels completed!
I was telling someone over the weekend that I always laugh just a little when another blogger says,
"...and we've lived in our house for a year and it's finally done..." 
Oh my.  We're going on four years, and no where NEAR completed!! 
ha ha!
I'm a slow mover, I guess!
ANYWAY!

Last Friday, I showed the photo of the bookshelves I picked up from Goodwill.
That was the final element of the room.  This is such a small, odd room to decorate.
It's very small, but open to much of the downstairs area.
This spot was too small for another chair. 
Ultimately, I decided to just add in some shelves and have more of our books in here.  

The mirror was something I got from a friend as part of a bedroom set.  It's old and very heavy.  It was a really pretty shade of green, but it was too close to the wall color, so I distressed it in white.

One element that I love about the contents of the shelf is the alarm clock. I picked it up at a flea market last year.  I read on Forever Cottage, that she set her collection of clocks to the times that her kids were born.  I loved that idea, so I copied it.  :)
Thanks Jill!
The photos are of my parents at a formal event in college in the 60's, and my mom as a little girl.

Here was the before of the shelf:

I painted it in a mix of Valspar's Crystal Aqua, and ASCP Pure White.


Love it!
I am working my way through rooms that have uncompleted projects because very soon, I will be doing my first ever house tour!
I think it's a little overdue.
;)
Have a great Monday!
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10 comments

  1. Well we've been here six years...Nope not done. Then again, I will never be done. There will always be changes going on since I never know what junque will be coming home next. Enjoy!

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  2. Love those curves and the fresh pop of color! Very pretty!

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  3. Love your bookshelf and all the lovely details inside of it. The mirror is pretty too! Can't wait to see your home tour!

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  4. Very pretty, the color is divine! =) xo ~Liz

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  5. Your mirror and shelves look great, Denise! Of course I love the color of the shelves and I like how you incorporated items with special meaning on them. The idea of the time on the clock is really sweet too!

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  6. The bookcase looks fantastic and I adore the color!

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  7. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your progress.

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  8. I love the color of your bookshelf. I don't think I'll ever be finished decorating. I'm always tweaking and thinking about changes!

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  9. I love it! You did a beautiful job! I like the books arranged by color too! Very eye appealing! :)

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