Friday, October 3, 2008

Finally, the Bookcase - Revealed

Well, here it is, the "final" product. I know you're thinking, final ... in quotations?, but I am always changing things, and rarely am I ever happy with something it's first time around. Therefore, it's final for now, or "final".

Remember the beginning:


"How could you let it get like that, Artie?"




"Note to self : Buy Swiffer!"


"Channelling the inner Bob Villa"



"So Pretty in White."



"Even Prettier in Clay!"



"And the books go back, this time - in color order."


And the "final" look.

30 comments:

  1. Oh wow, the bookcase looks AMAZING! What color is it now? It doesn't look clay at all anymore. Well, whatever it is, it's perfect! Do you have the tv to put in that space?
    I'm really amazed that you took that piece of crap fiber board thing and made it look like THIS. Wanna come live with me for a while?

    Justine :o )

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  2. Artie,

    You are just too cute for words! Love the clever captions. :0}

    This is an amazing transformation! Can you please share how you created the paint treatment? I saw clay then voila! PURE MAGIC!

    Diane

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  3. It's like "the little bookcase that could!"

    I love how it turned out!!!! What a transformation.

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  5. Big difference on how it used to be. You did an amazing job, Artie. Now you can relax and enjoy its beauty. Congrats!...Christine

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  6. Atie, that turned out beautifully! You'll have to share your multistep process with us. You won't have to do much tweaking at all. I like how your books are arranged. ~ Robyn

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  7. You did it Artie! Never in a million years would I know that this bookcase had humble beginnings if you hadnt shared the secret with us. Im glad you left the inside clay. I like the contrast...and you only get wee peeks at it anyway. Its beautiful!

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  8. You did it Artie! Never in a million years would I know that this bookcase had humble beginnings if you hadnt shared the secret with us. Im glad you left the inside clay. I like the contrast...and you only get wee peeks at it anyway. Its beautiful!

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  9. You did it Artie! Never in a million years would I know that this bookcase had humble beginnings if you hadnt shared the secret with us. Im glad you left the inside clay. I like the contrast...and you only get wee peeks at it anyway. Its beautiful!

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  10. Wow, great transformation. OK, I have these same bookcases, lol. So now I want to do this..... :)
    Thanks for sharing,
    Cheryl

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  11. How you ever thought this up is beyond me. The bookcases look really good.

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  12. Wow are you incredible or what? You did a great job transforming that from the ugly duckling to a swan... I love the idea of putting the books back in color order... Neat Look.. And the new finish it is beautiful... What color is that?


    Hugs,
    Donna

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  13. OH-MY-GOD! That is friggin' amazing, seriously!! I'm totally impressed! Color coded books too, wow! Looks fabulous Artie!
    Buffie : )

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  14. AMAZING!!!!!!! The bookcase is amazing! You are amazing. I love it. I have been waiting to see what you would do and you went beyond my expectations! Bravo!!

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  15. Great job!!!!!! I wish our books were all in one place, rather than scattered all around the house.
    Something I avoid showing, in our family room, is a sprial staircase, it's so ugly.:( I've been trying to talk my husband into replacing it with a regular staircase, where I've had plans on enclosing part of it with bookcases. I don't know if that will ever happen. :( Thanks for sharing.

    'D'

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  16. You did a fantastic job, but what happened to the clay? When I first saw the clay, I thought it might be too bright, but when I saw it in the room, I thought "that's gorgeous", then in the last picture it doesn't look clay anymore. Was that on purpose or is it the light in the room?

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  17. This is awesome....great job!!!
    Pat H aka 9405018

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  18. WOWIE ZOWIE! I am SO impressed!!! I loved the captions, too. hee! You've totally inspired me to do my own project and turn my three sad bookshelves into a gorgeous built-in looking set of fabulousness!
    You are amazing!
    -Isa

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  19. WOWIE ZOWIE! I am SO impressed!!! I loved the captions, too. hee! You've totally inspired me to do my own project and turn my three sad bookshelves into a gorgeous built-in looking set of fabulousness!
    You are amazing!
    -Isa

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  20. Artie.you have out done your own self.This is awesome.You have indeed made a silk purse out of a sows ear.I am so impressed....Ann

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  21. How much do you charge? I need to hire you!!!

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  22. These turned out great!!! Can't wait for my guy to show up for the walls..little does he know I'm going to have him add some crown molding while he's here...lol
    hugs ~lynne~

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  23. This is SO inspirational. I love how the bookcase turned out, and the arrangement by color is the icing on the cake.

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  24. I've been out of town, and was so glad to come over and see the completed book cases. What a transformation! Love the colors you picked. Such lowly shelves have become elegant bookcases. Excellent job Artie. And thanks for showing the step-by-step process. Kind of makes me think I could do it. Laurie (bargainhunr)

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  25. WOW... Fabulous!!!
    Christy

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  26. WOW... Fabulous!!!
    Christy

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  27. Wonderful transformation! It likes very much more expensive than alot of things I have seen in furniture showrooms, and I see you are a book nut like I am!

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  28. Ok so I found this on my own, Ha!! Nice job!!

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