Painted bookcase…

We saw a picture of a beautiful bookcase similar to the one we have in our living room so Lance took that project on this week. Here is the inspiration picture, the one thing we really liked was how the wall was painted the same color behind the bookcase as the rest of the room.

Here is our bookcase at the beginning, it is stained wood while we have a lot of off-white moulding and our fireplace is painted off-white so the idea was to paint the bookcase to make everything work together better.

After reading lots of online advice on how to paint over cabinets, Lance sanded down the bookcase, applied primer, then painted. He went very slowly as he wanted to be sure to get a nice, smooth finish like is on the rest of our woodwork. That meant I had to do without my DVR for a couple of days, but it was a small price to pay for the finished project. I think it turned out great and looks much better than what we had, let us know what you think!

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