Friday, January 18, 2013

Baby Ian’s DIY Bookcase: Pantone Emerald Green Style…

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Purchased for $20 at the thrift store, this book case was a sweet deal… Last weekend (with the perfect weather and all), I  was busy working my diy magic on this beauty. I lightly sanded, primed and painted it in this Sherwin Williams Julep colour.  I think the colour echoes Pantone Emerald (colour of the year)… I also love how it pops against the colour of the wall in Baby Ian’s nursery.

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It even looks beautiful in the before picture and it was in great shape. When I first saw it, I immediately fell in love with the dental details at the top too.

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I still have plenty of space to fill in this bookcase and that’s not too difficult to do with a baby. They have plenty of “stuff!” What are your plans for the weekend? Any projects planned? Have a lovely one my friends and stay warm! XX

images: yours truly

22 comments :

  1. Really nice pop of accent color for Ian's room. Julep definitely hits the Pantone Emerald vibe! This color should work for Ian for at least a couple years so yay for only having to paint once when you select a great color :)

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  2. Well you know I love this! Plus, super on trend! Have a lovely weekend! :)

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  3. Love the color with the blue walls - your little one is so fashionable! Our weather is a tad bit colder so it's off to the slopes for us. Happy weekend!
    xxoo
    C + C

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  4. Of course Baby Ian would have pantone's color of the year in his nursery - great transformation!!

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  5. Looks fabulous, Stacey! I have a couple of pine pieces I want to paint. But they are covered in wax....afraid the paint will not adhere. I'd love to see framed photos of Baby Ian in the bookcase.
    xoxo
    Loi

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  6. The color is wonderful! Very cheery and rich! I love the dental molding on the bookcase too. :)

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  7. I love this color! It is proving difficult to find paint here in Japan and even more difficult to convey gloss/eggshell/flat specifications. Somehow I keep ending up with gloss!

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  8. Great colour Stacey.
    Can just imagine baby Ian choosing his next toy or book here!!
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Liz x

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  9. Adore the colours. The green is my favourite. Reminds me of west Indian grass;)

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  10. I LOVE IT! Painting a piece of furniture has to be one of the most elating DIY projects around. What a difference this makes and the color is DIVINE, Stacey! Anita

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  11. You are right! It did look fabulous even before painting it... I love it either way, the Colour u chose is very beautiful juel tone and against the soft blue wall is perfect.
    Have a great weekend xo z

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  12. Nicely done! Great price and love the color. I am painting our entertainment center/shelves.. Light sanding, primer, paint..paint.. and more paint. Takes forever but will be worth it when I finish!

    Enjoy your evening!

    Leslie

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  13. it's really cute, good work ;) have you heard that thrift store song??

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  14. Ooh i love, love the color. Great job Stacey and I hope you had a great weekend!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  15. Stacey, this turned out amazing, and I love the color you chose for it. Such a perfect addition to the little guy's room!
    xo.

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  16. Oh how I love that emerald green, Stacey! AND thank you precious friend for your lovely comment! HOW I LOVE to try to write; it really is fun.

    HUGS TO YOU AND THE BOYS! Anita

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  17. Hi Stacey, It is absolutely charming - amazing how paint can transform something common into a truly special piece of furniture. The little toy pram is divine, too.
    All best,
    Phyllis

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  18. Wow, Stacey! This is amazing! Great color. It really does pop against the walls. I feel inspired to paint more!!

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  19. Great job! Was wary about this Pantone green but it's kinda growing on me. Thanks for stopping by my blog and showing some love! Great to have found you as well.

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  20. I just had to check out the initial posting of this, great job Stacey. I love the colour too! <3 /M

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