I am doing something today that I rarely ever do…I’m showing you a project that I’m not finished with yet!
Gasp! Shock! Awe! (I have to break out of my comfort zone sometime.)
I recently decided that I was no longer in love with our IKEA Expedit bookshelf. We have the 4×4 version in black-brown.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great piece of furniture! Really sturdy with plenty of storage space. However, my decorating has recently veered towards lighter colored furniture, and the color of this shelving was (in my opinion, anyway) darkening the room. It’s just…blah. You know what I mean? I originally planned to get rid of it, but then I had a bright idea: why not just give it a fresh look?
I, of course, went looking through tons of inspiration photos. I love this one.
I will similarly be adding eight doors to the bookcase to make it more like a cabinet, but they’ll go on in a different layout (down the center two columns instead of across two non-adjacent rows). I’ll hang the doors so they open out like a cabinet instead of opening in the same direction. Genius idea, right?
Before that happens, though, this baby needed a new color. I used some of the gray we had left over from painting the spare bedroom. It’s Behr; I think it’s called “Dark Pewter”.
How pretty does she look now?!
I also got in the hinges and door pulls I ordered from Home Depot. They have an antique gold finish, and the pulls are lion’s heads. Super quirky and fun!
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