Bringing New Life to the Built-Ins (again)

Hello there!  You might have noticed that the walls, and the brick weren’t the only things that got a little paint love in our family room.  The built-ins also received some in the form of color this time! 


Several years back I transformed the built-ins from ugly-orange-oak to a beautiful almost white.  I loved them, but knowing everything else was going to be almost white I wanted to add some color in somewhere.  I have pinned so many images of bookshelves with the backs painted, so I decided this would be a great place to add a hint of color. Nothing too bold – just some navy blue (the same navy blue I used for the feature wall in our master bedroom).  🙂

Here they are before.

And here they are after paint.

And after things got returned to the shelves.


I re-styled a few things while I was at it as well. After 13 years of living with these built-ins, I’m still not great at styling them, but I do feel like it’s getting easier.  

The next steps for the family room include wood and fabric.  Stay tuned!  🙂

 photo Blessingssignature_zps514a1303.png

Clutter intervention green graphic

Sign up to join the challenge and take back your house in 2018! You will also begin to receive an email from frazzled JOY each time a new post goes live on the blog! This is the best way to keep up with what's happening here @frazzledJOY

#takebackthehousechallenge

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by Seva

You may also like

6 Comments

  1. What a difference some paint can make! The color is just what was needed to make such a bold statement. I stenciled the back of my built-in s last summer and have never regretted doing so. Thank you for sharing at SYS and have a great weekend!
    XO Barbara

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *