So you have seen bits and pieces of CJ’s room over the past few months: his white furniture and baby digs here, his painted nightstand here, some artwork here, our inspiration here and now, the final component, his shelves…oh, his shelves. Thanks be, they are finished. (The wording “paint shelves green” has lingered on my to-do list for a while now.) Thanks for your patience, by the way! I wish I could work like they do on HGTV and have it finished in a half an hour, but I live in real time, where these things can happen over the weeks, not hours. Such is life.
The very brief story of these shelves are that they have traveled with us from our apartment office, to our old red room office, to having no place to go. They are nice floating shelves that we bought from Pottery Barn about five years ago – I know, I painted Pottery Barn shelves! I still can’t believe it either. But we knew they were still perfectly strong and capable of holding some of CJ’s mementos and treasures, and I envisioned them in a color that wasn’t black for his room. So I welcomed Annie Sloan’s Antibes Green paint back into the process (still have a whole lot of that to work with!), and this project was born.
So, enough jibber jabber – here they are in their before state:
And here they are now, in their lovely green status:
We decided to make the wall asymmetrical, a new way of doing things around here. JD and I are both typically symmetry people: if there is one of something on the left, there should be something equally represented on the right. Maybe it’s our German traits…maybe we’re just both type-A personalities, I don’t know. However, we both embraced the idea of doing two shelves, stacked, on just ONE side of the room. We’re growing in our tastes and decorating – yay, us!
We are just finishing up on hanging the other art and moving some things around, so stay tuned, I’ll be posting photos of the whole finished room as soon as I have it done.
Happily, we are pleased with how they turned out. The painting process (which I will break down at a later date), was just as simple as it was to re-do the nightstand. I’m still loving this Annie Sloan paint and taking the time to re-finish a piece instead of disregarding/donating it. I’m starting to see the potential to older or mismatched furniture – these small projects have been very eye-opening for me and a great way to get exactly what I want and love into my home.
Anyone else completing some projects around the house? Anybody else need some Antibes Green to help finish up those projects? Just let me know. Haha.