Thursday, October 20, 2011
My Favorite Bookcase
This bookcase is still my favorite piece of furniture. I bought it back in February at Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta. I have changed very little with the shelf styling since I first put it together. In fact, I think the only thing I did was swap out that lettered cone shell for an antique camera and add a few more old books (a few hand dated in 1904!).
I'm faced with a situation. In 4 weeks, I am moving. Into a beautiful house in a historic district here in town. That's right. I am finally trading in the "luxury apartment living" (HAH!) for a house with a beautiful front porch, transoms, coffered ceilings, wood floors, and bungalow-style built ins.
The only problem is, the entire interior is painted a greyish blue color. While it's a beautiful color that fits in with the historic neighborhood...my go-to color for the past 2 years has been teal. And the two just do not go. I can deal with replacing shower curtains, lamps, bed linens, and throw pillows but I do not want to paint this bookcase. The teal color is what caught my eye and made me buy it. I probably wouldn't have noticed it if it had been any other color.
This bookcase is so me. The things that fill it are some of my absolute favorite things and inspire me. I'm not in love with the bottom two shelves...I need to work on those.
I'm trying to get away from the "shabby seaside" (note: NOT tacky beach condo) decor that I've been drawn to the past few years. I've got big ideas for my new house! The redecorating process has absolutely consumed me the past few weeks. I think I've finally got an inspiration board that I'm pleased with. Stay tuned for that!