This is how I started the project. I thought that I would lighten up the darkness with some paint, but decided to try and maintain the shelves in the original finish. After all, they are in great condition. Wearing a mask, I dragged the thing all by myself onto the back upper patio and removed the books and dust.
I taped off the shelves, which is no easy feat. I painstakingly made sure that no paint would get on the shelves.
I then primed, and painted it with two coats of Sherwin Williams Creamy.
|Bottom detail w/dark shelf.|
So the next thing is to get it the heck out of my bedroom and put it in my workshop, no deep in my workshop!! "Woot! Goodbye bookcase!"
Perhaps, there will be a day in the future that a light bulb goes on and I figure out a way to like this bookcase. For now.....I am throwing in the towel. The bookcase wins. It is time for me to figure out something else for the space it occupied. I am thinking of something in unfinished pine or maybe a little farmhouse piece. The room needs the texture. I can't think of anything I love more than unfinished and distressed wood. Sounds like a shopping excursion!! Yippee! What's better than shopping to drown out your sorrows?!.........Car keys in hand, onward!