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!

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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  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!

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

  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!

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

  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!

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

  7. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your progress.

  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!

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


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