Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bookcase Upcycle

We moved!!! ...Physical homes, not blog spaces :)  Anyways, we bought this amazing house in a wonderful neighborhood, and we are just in love with putting everything together!!!  One of the coolest spots in the house is my studio!!!  A fourth bedroom was on our list of priorities while house hunting so that I could have a studio space, and this house did one better!

Off of the forth bedroom is a doorway that leads into a completely separate room!!!  It is a bit hidden, and everyone who has visited "oooooohs and ahhhhhhs" over this space!

The room is over the garage,  has vaulting ceilings, and this little gem:
Pretty bad, huh?!  My thoughts exactly!!!  Although I was pumped with the built in and the opportunity for a makeover, I continued to shudder at the color choice every time I entered the room!!!

As soon as I saw it, though, a Pinterest inspiration immediately jumped into my mind and has powered my transformation since!

Isn't she a beauty?!  The coral color was calling my name, and it took many coats of primer and paint to cover up that blue, but it was definitely worth it!!!

I really liked the clean color of the coral and white,
But I HAD to add the black!!!!  Up close, it looks very "animal print-ish," if that makes sense :)

So, there you have it!!! Transformed from fugly to fabulous!!! :)  I hope this inspires you to transform something in your own home!!!


  1. I love it Kelly! But shouldn't you put phone up a shelf or two for easy access to answer it?! Love all the trinkets that you have on the shelves. Excellent happy spot for you to create! Must come over soon and fashion something with you....we need a sketchbook day 2014! Love you!

    1. LOL, the phone is actually at a perfect access point for the tiny hands that make pretend phone calls to you while they're in there! :D YES! A sketchbook day is in dire need!!! :D

  2. I love the black dots! You are TOO clever!!! :) -Courtney