Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall Bookcases




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 wanted to do that.  The problem is I cannot settle for a specific color and feel afraid that after all that paint job I'll 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 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'm feeling a bit guilty for spending so much on it, but I guess sometimes it is OK to give ourselves little presents ;)

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

Let's see for how long I can keep this shelf liner!





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26 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Cristina...these are drop dead gorgeous! I have that same shelf liner that I bought for a future project from TJ Maxx too! I love what you did with it. Your pieces on your shelving really stand out against that beautiful color. They should be in a magazine. :) Megan

Amy @ 11Magnolialane said...

I just used that paper in my pantry! I love it in your bookcases. That is gorgeous, and your styling is perfect.
If you need more we are running a giveaway for it this week! LOL.
Take care!
Amy

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

love the shelf liner! really adds a nice pop of color

Michele said...

I love the way your bookcases are styled now. The shelf liner is a perfect foil for your ornaments and decorative pieces.

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

What a beautiful new look for your bookcases, Christina--I love how the turquoise blue works so well with the bright autumn colors in the berries, and the crows are so much fun! The silver looks wonderful all polished up--your helper did a great job!

Katie "The Intern" said...

What a fun and cute way to decorate! Looks stunning!

Guerrina said...

They look wonderful and I love that it's easily changeable whenever the mood strikes!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'll have to look for that next time I'm at Target. Looks so nice, I have poster board in mine painted blue which I started to paint grey, can't seem to get them finished:) Yours looks great!

AllyJo said...

Inspiring. I will copy. :)

Cyndia said...

Two words. Effing brilliant.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh my goodness, how pretty your bookshelves turned out!

Donna said...

You did a great job on these bookshelves. A great idea to use shelf liner. Thanks for sharing.
Donna @onceuponasewingmachine.com

Babs said...

Great styling on your book shelves! Love your silver pieces and that darling owl. Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday.
Babs

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Wow what a difference the shelf-liner makes. It's just gorgeous! Love it. :0)

At The Picket Fence said...

They look absolutely stunning Cristina!! I cannot believe how incredible the shelf liner looks and you've decorated them perfectly. Well done! :-)
Vanessa

Meeha Meeha said...

Fabulous! Mr. Owl stole my heart! I love your style and I'm your newest follower!

Suzy said...

Your bookcases look fabulous! I love the pops of orange against the blue background. The branches are crows that you added are perfect for Fall. Great job!

Karen said...

Your bookcases look amazing! I love the colors and those crows at the top on the branches, perfect! I bought that liner paper from Marshall's for my kitchen cabs.Thanks for following, following you as well.

The French Hutch said...

Oh my goodness, your new look is awesome! How creative to think of this. I think it's an elegant and your art looks amazing with the new background. I love your new shelves!

~Emily
The French Hutch

Magnolia Cottage said...

What a fabulous idea! Your bookcases look awesome! Love, love the aqua color!
Lisa

Maxie Sykes said...

I think everyone is looking for a little change, but nothing drastic. Aqua is playful and happy, not too dark and not too light. I would use it as an accent to bring some freshness to a bathroom or a bedroom. It gives fresh and calmness to your home. I never try aqua for my bookshelves but it seems that I need to have a try on it.

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Your bookcases look so lovely!

<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
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Michele Alger said...

I had to come over and check your blog out once I saw that awesome owl! I see why he's your favorite!! The bike was a good deal considering you got that gorgeous vase for just TENTY FIVE CENTS!! WOW!! Love it. Love the book cases. They are beautiful...now can you do mine? ;)

Jeanette said...

Love your photos, and that owl is the cutest ever!

Jen said...

Your bookcase is fabulous! I am your newest follower. I would love to have you as a follower. Happy Friday~Jen

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

It looks so pretty and I adore that little bicycle. I spotted one at Pier 1 a few weeks back and think I may need to return and purchase it! I can't stop thinking about it ...

:)

Linda

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