I’m working on “styling” this bookshelf and it’s not going well. Normally I am a fan of books on bookshelves and not a whole lot else, but we used to have this bookshelf crammed full of stuff and when I emptied it out so we could refinish the floors I thought it looked a lot better.
I painted the whole thing black because the brown supports and black shelves were reading very “2004 West Elm brown and black furniture” to me, but now I’m not sure my things look good with a black bookshelf. In fact I kind of hate it, and I’m wondering if I should paint the whole thing white.
It looks better in pictures, so I’m not sure how illustrative this whole exercise is, but what do you think? Paint it white?
I’m really really tired of painting things white, but here’s another corner of the living room where you can see another bookshelf that I have already painted white.
I love how this looks, which is mostly what’s making me think maybe I need to get that can of white paint back out. But just thinking about all of that priming and painting makes me feel ill, so…hrm.
On the plus side, the dining room is looking amazing, so hopefully I’ll have some pictures of that soon. Seriously, I kind of can’t believe how great it looks.
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