In case you couldn't tell by the coffee tables from last week, I have a thing for the 70s. The best way to decorate a room with a 70s vibe? Use something from the 70s!
Ok, my dad likely built the first of these two bookshelves in the mid to late 60s. I can remember it being brown in the mid 80s, I believe. Then, they were a pale pale blue. Finally, as I was heading off to my very first apartment, my dad built a second bookshelf, and my mother and I decoupaged them, one with the pages from a Shakespeare collection and the other from pages of a dictionary that appears to be the precursor to Urban Dictionary. It was so me. In 2003. (It rhymes so it must be true).
But Cara in 2012? Not so much into the country / shabby chic / whatever you want to call it. In a fit of frustration at not being able to find a spot for the bookshelves that both fit physically, and fit aesthetically, I may have started peeling off the pages, without actually coming up with a plan. You know, because that's how all well decorated tales begin.
Needless to say, it was a mess. After a weekend with my hands fully saturated with chemicals, and a touch of paint, I've completed one! It's a lot more work than I'd anticipated when I started, but so far I'm loving it! Here's hoping I'll like it for at least another 9 years!