Aug 31, 2011

Bookcase Building

Last week, before building the Billy bookcase from Ikea, we decided to modify it a little bit by adding some color.  We lightly sanded, primed and painted the backing, giving a boring set of shelving a little more personality.  Originally we were going to paint it the same color as the walls, but then instead decided to have some fun with a soft green-gray-blue that’s a homemade mix of Hollingsworth green and Palladian blue.  I love bringing in the colors from the other bedrooms to have more continuity throughout the house.

The room is currently a huge mess of boxes and piles of stuff.  We meant to spend a good portion of the weekend organizing this room, but of course Irene had other ideas. This is just sort of a preview of the bookshelf while it's pretty and empty so you can see the full effect of the color before we fill it.


  1. Hey - u may need a palladian blue support group! LOL I love it - it looks so nice. Modifying Ikea furniture is fun!!! Love, Gill

  2. "Hi my name is Alissa and I'm obsessed with Benjamin Moore's Palladian Blue #HC-144..."