Coastal Style Furniture – Beachy Blues Painted Bookcase

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Coastal Style Furniture Painted Bookcase in Cool Blues

This little bookcase was brought to me by my customer. She wanted to bring a little bit of a beach feel into her home. Coastal style furniture is the perfect style for anyone with a beach home or beach cottage. The bookcase was handmade and given to her a while ago, so we decided on my coastal style 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 coastal style beachy look. Cool Blues Painted Bookcase / Just the Woods

The tops and sides were then washed in layers of coastal 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 Woods

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Cool Blues Painted Bookcase

More Projects with Similar Technique

The one thing I love about this finish is that each time it’s 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 Dresser

Coastal Painted Dresser with Wood top

The Coastal Style Painted Bookcase Result

Again..  I’m so glad she decided to take this little cutie out of the closet and now she can bring her coastal style 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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  1. I love the color! It would have been a shame to discard this. You did a wonderful job giving it a fresh, new look. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday

    1. thank you so much!! I cant believe she almost threw it away right?!

    1. thank you, Im heading over right now.. I love talk of the town 🙂

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