Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Bookcase finished ...

At last! I have finished all my painting and polishing and the bookcase has had its new coat of paint plus polish to fit in with the new colour scheme in the dining room. Here it is halfway through. The paler colour is the old version, nice but not right now for the room. The shelves are in the new colour:
This is the original back so we could remind ourselves what it looked like when Nana and Granddad had it:
Here it is finished:
And filled:
I have been waiting to find somewhere to store all my Agatha Christie and Ngaio Marsh books, most of which have lain unopened in a box for years. Unfortunately most were mouldy and have had to be thrown away.  I shall inspect these regularly to make sure none appears on my good books!



10 comments:

  1. I love the idea of leaving the back original so that you can remind yourselves of how it looked

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    1. It would be easy to forget but is a reminder where it came from.

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  2. I love the bookcase and I love the colour you've changed it to. Looks more up-to-date. We had a similar bookcase which we allowed our daughter to take when she left home. We have a few bits of old furniture which need updating with a paint pot.
    I read all of Agatha Christie's books when I was in my teens, but didn't keep them. The books I keep are all the old Ladybird books my daughter had when she was young. I also keep Enid Blyton books, but don't have many of them.

    Joan (Wales)

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    1. I might not get around to reading these again but time will tell.

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  3. Love the colour and it all looks very neat. My bookcases start off that neat until I start reading them and shoving them back! Xxx

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    1. The way my brain is wired makes me put them back where they came from.

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  4. Love the new color! Good choice. I could have a hundred bookshelves, and it wouldn't be enough! :-)

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    1. I am in the middle of clearing out books so don't have too many left to sort.

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  5. I love the idea of keeping the back the original colour, what a great reminder.

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  6. I do love the colour of your bookcase. So pretty and it goes very well with the colour of the walls.

    God bless.

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