Here is a "before" of my bookshelf. I had stained it this dark walnut a few years ago.
And after light and bright (painted light gray)
notice something else "new" in the picture. This is Emmy, she is a beautiful 3 year old cat, we adopted her from the SPCA.
My green chair is her favorite place.
the shelf is a good place to display some of my thrifty finds, all these (except the little cup on the left) are from garage sales or Goodwill
the milk glass pieces are all thrifty finds too
some of my owls and other little things collected
my office is also home to some of my other favorite painted pieces too. This white chest of drawers I use to store all my scrapbooking and craft supplies
Emmy approves of the room, it gets a lot of morning sun
I thought of one more thing in this room I've painted! The light fixture!
Here is a "before" picture of the whole space, the only thing I'd painted so far was the chairs.....
and "now" - the french door can only open a little on the left side now because the bookshelf is behind it now.
I got that heavy antique mirror that sits on the sewing machine table for $5 last weekend.
My family is very used to me in my "painting clothes" now. At least in a couple of weeks I will be back to my teaching job and not so much spare time to just paint!