Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Bookcase Makeover

As part of our recent house renovation, we moved
some furniture around and changed things up a bit.
This narrow bookcase used to be in our living room, 

but I decided to move it to the dining room to balance 
my mom's curio cabinet which is in the opposite corner of the room.

The curio cabinet has a gold-tone back, and the bookcase is very dark,
so I went to the art supply store and bought some decorative gold paper,

cut, measured and adhered it to the back of each shelf,

added a holiday candle to the top, some books and pieces 
of my great-grandmother's china to the shelves,

and voila! A nice result with very little effort - what do you think?

Off to do some sewing!

Hope your week is going well!


Simone said...

A lovely updated piece of furniture! x

Andrea said...

Great solution! Love your new banner also.

Custom Comforts said...

Great way to brighten up a dark piece of furniture. You are so creative Judy.
Thank you for your kind comments about my pillow, but you are the one with all the fabric talent. Your new banner is exquisite!

Anne Butera said...

What a fun project! It turned out wonderfully. :) You know how much I love furniture makeovers!

Your new banner is lovely. I can imagine stepping through to that magical place.

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Beautifully done Judy! So easy and so effective (I should really get around to that for mine one of these days....). And LOVE the new header piece. Stunning! xoxo