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Cool Blues Painted Bookcase

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Coastal Painted Bookcase in Cool Blues

This little bookcase was brought to me by my customer and she wanted to bring a little bit of a beach feel into her home.  The bookcase was hand made and given to her so we decided on my cool blues custom finish.  She actually considered trashing this bookcase, I’m so glad she kept to keep it!

The Before

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To keep a little contrast the inside was hand painted in an off white and distressed down for that worn beachy look. Cool Blues Painted Bookcase / Just the Woods

The tops and sides were then washed in layers of cool blues with a hint of green for an ocean feel. Coastal Painted Bookcase / Just the Woods Painted Bookcase in layered blues

I love that she added a touch of green giving a true feel of tropical water, or maybe beach glass?  Such a pretty makeover to an adorable little bookcase.   I went a little crazy buying these awesome bottles for no reason other than staging.Cool Blues Painted Bookcase / Just the WoodsCool Blues Painted Bookcase

More Projects with Similar Technique

The one thing I love about this finish is that each time its done it is never the same twice!! Here are other examples of the same finish but with completely different results.Coastal Blue Painted Dresser Coastal Blue Painted Dresser by Just the Woods Coastal Painted DresserCoastal Painted Dresser with Wood top

The Result

Again..  I’m so glad she decided to take this little cutie out of the closet and now she can bring her painted bookcase into her home! cool blues painted bookcase, dresser, just the woods, painted furniture, staten island, nyc

  • The pennant banner turned out to be the perfect added touch for staged photos as well.

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