Monday, February 24, 2014

Bookcase Vignettes

I just love styling bookcases, and creating vignettes in them.  I recently worked on this white bookcase that sits in the corner of the dining room.  It is one of the first items I painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and is a favorite spot to decorate.

This old wooden box has made its rounds throughout the house. It once held 8 track tapes!  It was built in the 70's by our neighbor.  I painted it with ASCP and added labels from the Graphics Fairy, and some stamps to it.  It holds pink heart pillows I made for Valentine's Day.  I still have them out.  The lamp was bought at a consignment shop for $10, and it came with a burgundy lampshade.  I bought the shade it now wears at Wal Mart.  I made the rosette that is attached to the lamp shade.  The box with its Frenchy graphics, and the lampshade match in that they both have fleur de lis', one of my favorite symbols.

The second shelf holds a favorite pitcher from Ross.  I love the lacy texture of the pitcher.  The tray holds old bottles that I altered.  I love making these.  They are simple, but make a statement.

This is the bottom shelf.  It holds a single altered bottle, a bird, and two pears.

Very old books, tied together with string.

Fourth shelf: holds this urn, and an old magnolia that I bought from Home Interiors a long time ago.  I used blue/aqua books for a touch of my favorite colors.  

Why don't you try your hand at creating vignettes on a bookcase?  It allows you to go with a centeral theme, display favorite collections, or experiment with using alot of different textures.

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