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Fall Bookcases

By Remodelando la Casa on Oct 15, 2012


The last time I showed you my bookcases they looked like this:


I like them kind of plain, not too much stuff in there, white is perfectly fine with me, but I love to see white bookcases where the back has been painted any color, yellow, green, blue..  and I want to do that!  The problem is I cannot settle for a specific color and feel afraid that after all that paint job I'm going to get tired of it quickly. 

The perfect solution came a couple of weeks ago when I spotted this cute shelf liner with the quatrefoil design, for only six dollars (Tj Maxx),  it was something good to try! 

The liner went on pretty quickly and easily, with no paint or glue necessary.  Now I was ready to decorate the bookcases!


And for that I had big help! My number one helper volunteered himself to clean some of the silver pieces I got at the flea market.  First time doing this chore and he was amazed by the change!


We also got some branches and other decorations.  Here is the first bookcase,


I love the vibrant shades of red and orange on those little "berries".


As soon as my friend Katie from Creatively Living posted about the Dollar store black crows, I knew I had to go and get some!


Some little white pumpkins,


and my favorite! Mr. Owl, by the side of a bird's nest I found while biking with my son.


Candy corns that are disappearing fast,


and some of the shiny and tarnished pieces of silver.


The second bookcase was styled pretty similarly to the first one.


A black crow on a branch at the top.


Spray painted pears,


books, other silver pieces and white vases.  I love the white vase with the flower design, it was a flea market find, only 25 cents.


And last but not least my latest indulgence, a little bike I couldn't put back on the shelf when I saw it at Target.  I love bikes and I was looking for one but they were usually too big for my liking, this one was the perfect size and style, the price, not too good! 30 bucks!  I felt guilty for spending so much on it! But well, I guess sometimes it is OK to give ourselves little presents! :)


And here they are, my two fall bookcases side by side!


I'll keep you posted about how long that shelf liner is going to stay in place!


Linked party at:
Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co., Tuesday’s Treasures at My uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm, Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style, Potpourri Friday at 2805, Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage,Cowgirl Up at Farm House Porch, Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence, Feather Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground, Uncommonly Yours at Uncommon, Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense, Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick , Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors, DIY Project Parade at DIY Show Off, Home Sweet Home at The charm of Home, Overflowing with Creativity at It's Overflowing, Hooking up with HOH, Fall nesting Party at The inspired Room


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