"Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of it."
-Geri Weitzman

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bookcase Revamp

  One of my favorite tools to use to "revamp" something is paint.  I have talked about this before and believe I have shared something like this with you but I couldn't resist sharing this bookcase I repainted.
  I painted it in my all time favorite color Antique Earth by Behr.  First off, this color is amazing in all sources of light, it blends in with anything and can make something look like a classic piece of furniture.
  Before I get to the photos I wanted to share a few tips that I have picked up along the way from using this "revamp" method, and from painting my rooms a million times over.
 1.  When choosing a color whether you're pairing a piece of furniture or a room look to see what color "payoff" you are going to have.  What I mean by this is take something pink and something yellow and put them against your color swatch.  What comes out the most in it?  Do you want those colors coming through?  Then think of how much light you get in that room.  For instance, my office (where the bookcase is) gets a ton of a lot and sees the evening sun while it sets which generally gives off pink hues.  Some colors are very neutral and don't give off a particular color.
 2.  Think about the sheen you want your paint.  Flat, Eggshell, Gloss, etc. will make the color look different.  Ask your paint counter person at your Home Depot what would look best in the area or on the object you are painting.  They have been through class after class on these things and can give you great advise.
 3.  Don't skimp on brushes.  Yes, I know I am the cheap one saying this but it's true.  Especially if you are painting something in a glossy finish it will make the biggest difference.  Now, I am not saying you have to go and buy professional grade brushes however, buy something you will be able to wash and reuse.

  These are not "rules" by any means it's just a few things I have learned along the way after many many home improvement projects.  So, without further ado....



  I love this bookcase and the color is incredible in my office.  Hope you enjoyed this post and my little tips to help you.

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