We are finally starting work on the closet bookshelves in our office!
Surprisingly, the measuring part was not the hardest part of starting this project. I love being married to a guy with a college degree in mathematics.
But we had a hard time deciding what wood to use for the bookshelves. After some scientific research with our research partner Google, it seems like birch plywood would be our best choice. Plywood is strong and economical and birch is a wood that is suited for staining and painting – and we plan to paint. Pine would be soft and our books are heavy (and I am majorly clumsy), so it might scratch and dent. Oak wood, though strong, would be astronomically expensive.
We plan to buy wood today. But please, if you’re reading this and shaking your head with a smart brain inside, let us know what we should do and give us any tips before we spend our pennies at a home improvement store this afternoon! Thanks in advance.
Now… on to the more important stuff. Paint colors!!
The inside of our closet is already teal…
We planned on painting our shelves white, to contrast with the teal and to go with our white trim. But I saw this beautiful closet-turned-bookshelves:
Gorgeous. And see, the back and the shelves are all painted the same color. Hmm.. should we paint the shelves teal too? Would that be too much TEAL or be more seamlessss?
More photos of the seamless look:
Or should we stick with teal backs and white shelves? Photo time, again:
I think the white looks good but it has to be done right. Ah I am already stressing over this decision and we haven’t even gotten the wood yet. Looks like I have to do my mantra chant again.
One… Thing… At… A… Time. One… Thing… At… A… Time. One… Thing… At… A… Time. One… Thing… At… A… Time. One… Thing… At… A… Time!!!