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Bye Bye Boring

One of the most common items you find in the home are bookshelves. Built ins in the living room, shelving in a library or just the plain Ikea bookshelf in the office. While they might be a common household furniture staple they don’t have to be boring. There are a ton of tutorials online of how to style your bookshelves:

Via Centsational Girl on Better Homes and Gardens


Recently I fell in love with the idea of painting the back of the bookshelves in an accent shade. Over time we had styled the bookshelves simple and modern to our liking. I love things that are common or traditional, but styled/painted or re-purposed in an uncommon fashion.

They are simple and a little Mad Men with the hubby’s bar, but no real pop of color or Wow factor.

A free Sunday afternoon led to…

Wow! I love the color pop now set against the white molding and cabinetry. The picture frames we featured here were red wooden with black and white prints from our engagement and wedding sessions.

We didn’t need to go buy new frames so as to not clash with the new coral accent paint.

You can re-imagine things in your home and give them new life and purpose with a new splash of color. These small paint samples can be found at Lowe’s or Home Depot for about $3.


I’m so thrilled with the outcome and hope it inspires you to LOVE everything in your home. Why settle for something you look at daily, but aren’t happy with? Our homes should be a place built with the ones we love and filled with things that make us smile.

If you are renting your home or apartment no fear. Pinterest suggests using foam board for renters or a non-committal color. You can purchase foam board for cheap at Home Depot or even some Dollar Tree locations. Chose a paint that you love, measure foam core to fit, paint a few coats and slide into place. Ta-Da! Renting doesn’t have to equal boring white walls.

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