Saturday, August 18, 2012


Poor lighting, but this bookshelf is filthy, and powder blue to boot!

First coat of super shiny Pink Sea Salt!
After cleaning, drying, buying paint, setting off the theft detector at the store, etc.
All the usual pre-project hijinks.

2nd coat!  That's looking better!

And voila!  Clean, painted, shiny and full of books!

Weekly infotainment:  The title of this post is Transmogrified, because I have transmogrified the bookshelf.  It used to be a dirty powder blue, and now it's a shiny Pink Sea Salt!  Calvin & Hobbes was certainly my first introduction to the word, and I find it endlessly useful for describing transmogrifications.

P.S.  I always wonder in befores & afters, how believable is this supposed to be when the lighting, angle, background, etc. is so different?  Obviously, something photographed at the right angle, in the right light, with the right background is going to look improved!  However! How much sense would it make for me to have hauled that dirty, ugly bookshelf to my room, and put all my nice stuff on it to take a picture of a completely comparable before?  Lesson learned, universe.  Lesson learned.

P.P.S.  Obviously, this is a craft.  And when I think of crafts, which is every day, it is to the tune of My Humps, and in my head I replace the word Humps with crafts.  I had to google the music video for this post, and you could have knocked me over with a feather, when I realized it was the Black-Eyed Peas.  I have been singing this song (in my head, words changed) for years, and never, ever would have guessed!

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