Today I am going to talk about the yellow pieces in my room, the nightstands and the horizontal book case.
For Christmas, my mother-in-law purchased these great nightstands that I loved, taller height, a drawer and a place to put things out of sight. They are the Napa White Nightstands found here on Overstock, now all they needed was some fun color.
I love the finished look and the great color that it adds to the room.
Horizontal Book Case
I wanted a long horizontal book case for my reading nook and found this piece at Target.
Now Annie Sloan paint is wonderful and you can paint on just about any surface, but it isn't perfect.
The back of this piece is one of those folded cardboard like pieces that you just nail onto the back, it had a very smooth and almost shiny finish and when I began painting it, it started bubbling up. Even after painting it several times, the paint had holes, steaks and bubbles.
Since I had already tried to paint one part, I couldn't just leave it white. I then decided to finish the big back sides with contact paper.
I took out the shelves and measured the space. The contact paper I used was a roll from the dollar store, I began at the top and then slowly peeled off the protective backing and smoothed down the piece. It stuck wonderfully and I loved it and was as much easier process then the wrapping paper I used for the gray bookshelf.
I absolutely loved how the black flowers looked compared to yellow.
|There are a few shiny spots as the paint wasn't fully dry, I get overly excited when I finish a project|
While the flower paper doesn't really show, it was added more out of necessity after realizing the paint wasn't adhering correctly, but someday if I wanted to change things around it has a beautiful background all ready to go.
To see the rest of my master bedroom makeover- click here. I will continue to add the tutorial links to that original post.
Do you keep books you have already read or do you get rid of them?
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