Last week we went to Disneyland with my sister, Margaret, and her family. We had a blast and I spent most of yesterday unpacking and doing several loads of laundry.
The best part about a vacation though is coming home. Especially since before we left on our trip, I had a chance to finally finish the bookcases in our living room.
It's coming up on two years since I first got the Carson bookcases. I put three of them together for a built in library look. After I got them, I painted the wall behind them a mossy green and then stenciled it. It was my first blog post.
I started out painting behind the bookcases with the color "fiji" by Benjamin Moore. This was based on the mood board that I made for the room. You can see the mood board here.
Here's a shot of all three bookcases with the blue paint and many unfinished projects on them.
I have absolutely been loving black, white and gold lately, so here was my opportunity to incorporate it into the room.
The roses are from my garden and the box is also from Goodwill. I love the way this little vase turned out. It was originally all white until I taped it off and spray painted some gold on the bottom.
Up above the shelf with Olivia's picture I added some books that I covered in white paper and some of my old Nancy Drew books. On top of the Nancy Drew books is a picture of my kids in a small frame that I spray painted white. The black and white pot was a $4.00 find at Ross that I couldn't resist.
Do you see the stern look on her face? My Mom is very nice and we never got spanked, but we knew who was boss and she just had to give us that "Mom look" and we straightened right up.
chevron striped tissue box that I painted recently. We can't keep our tissues on a side table because our dog, Bocce, thinks that Kleenex are snack food. I swear that dog is part goat! He eats everything.
new rug and recently made over coffee table.
Would you ever paint a wall or room black? I'd love to hear what you think.
Hope you're having a great summer.
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