the bookshelf!Each shelf was sanded, painted, sanded, re-painted, and sanded again. Using a dark gold, green, and light gold. Then I took a watered down green and went over it one last time!
A closer look: you can see some of the orginal color, along with the many layers of colors. I get tons of compliments on, "how awesome all the years of wear and tear looks on that bookshelf!" They are all amazed that I painted it that way!
The walls: the Den is MY space! I keep my fabrics, sewing machine and wonderful, wonderful books! So I wanted a room that when you walked into, you felt small, closed in, and wrapped in a sea of warmth. This might seem claustrophobic to most, but as you see throughout our house. The rest of the colors are cool blues-and gives the feeling of calm-cool-collected and free. So I really wanted to have a room that juxtaposed the rest of the house!
Again, creating this process was long! I used a wet rag technique and painted walls and ceiling!
for example: if 1 room is blue, I will use golds and greens to accent.
if another room is green I will use golds and blues....etc
We are pleasantly pleased with our choice!
Within the next couple of years we are gonna install mocha colored floors!!!