Wednesday, March 11, 2009


A little imagination can turn a basic bookcase into a unique space for work or play. Try one or more of these projects.
Flower power
This fresh bookcase design keeps all your gardening supplies in one place. Utility hooks (#65656) attached to the inside keep tools ready to grab. Spring-green paint hints at the gardening theme while matchstick blinds (#164100) add texture and hide clutter.

Bookcase paint:
Signature Colors by Valspar, Laura Ashley Home, semi-gloss; (outside) Olive Grove #LA916; (inside) Raw Linen #LA108
Self expression
A well-equipped art center with a cool color palette can provide a constant source of
inspiration. A magnetic bar (#95053) attached to the inside holds brushes. A painted drop cloth (#126317) used as a curtain conceals supplies and works-in-progress.

Bookcase paint:
(outside) American Tradition by Valspar, Bistro White #7006-4, semi-gloss; (inside) Signature Colors by Valspar, Waverly Home Classics, Simply Gray #WV37006, semi-gloss; (drop cloth) Signature Colors by Valspar, Laura Ashley Home, Inlet Blue #LA1215, Apple 5 #LA1005; satin

Working order
Organizing bills, to-do lists, or work from the office becomes less of a chore with this
efficient option. A laptop can be stored conveniently on the center shelf. The curtain
rod holds drapery rings with clips (#210101) to keep notes accessible. Decorative task lighting (#42143) completes this studious look.

Bookcase paint:
(inside) Signature Colors by Valspar, Eddie Bauer Home, Vanilla Bean #EB25-3, semi-gloss

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