The bookshelf has been up for a while, but it looks so much better now that it’s painted Pure White by Sherwin Williams, just like all of the rest of the space. It took about 3 hours to paint it all, including the ceiling. Why oh why do I put off things for a year that can be completed in an afternoon? I dunno.
And then there’s the Schoolhouse Electric signs. Yes, I’m swooning again. When I first took a family survey, I got 3 no votes. Boo! I ordered them anyway. It’s that whole “Mama’s happy” thing. And this mamma is very, very happy!
It’s also kind of smart – now when someone comes over, if they need to find the restroom it’s a no-brainer. And the Private Sign? That’s Bre’s room. Trust me, no one wants to see inside the room of a 13 year old girl. It’s scary in there.
Back to the book shelf, which is actually a book/movie/board game shelf. It’s multi-functional, which is always a plus. These are the books we read, movies we watch and games we often play. I thought about adding a door… but there’s really not space for it. Then I thought about adding a curtain… but it would be more hassle to deal with. So I left it open. All the color makes me happy, anyway!
The top shelf is where we keep all our sentimental books/Bibles. These aren’t our every day use ones, but ones that belonged to Mr. SCC’s grandpa (the carpenter that taught him all he knows), one from my grandmother, another from my uncle. These are so special to us that the wanted a permanent home where they would be safe and sound, yet we would see them every day.
So here’s where I’m going to DIY geek out a little. I talk all the time about remodeling in a mobile home. Here’s my big trick. Ya know how white spray paint is the Botox of the design world? I think that caulk is the concealer. Mobile homes (and old homes) are never square. They are wonky and odd and weird. Caulk makes it all look smooth, even and perfect. Just caulk it. You’re welcome.
While we’re here, see that little piece of trim above the door? It’s there because there was only 1/2 inch between the bottom of the crown molding and the door header. Add a bit of molding, and it looks way better. One stick of it did all the doors in the space – a great way to add impact for only about $4.