Friday, May 13, 2011

MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN


I PICKED UP THIS LIBRARY BOOKCASE
OFF OF CRAIGS LIST THE OTHER DAY AND
DECIDED TO DO A COLOR THAT I
HAVE NEVER DONE.

GREY !!!

WELL I LOVE THE COLOR AND
IM GLAD I DECIDED TO USE
IT FOR HER.

HERE IS WHAT SHE
LOOKED LIKE WHEN I PICKED HER UP
I LOVED THE BEVELED GLASS AND THE STYLE OF HER.I WASN'T CRAZY ABOUT THE BRASS WITH THE
GLASS OR THE WOOD COLOR.


SO I GOT HOME FROM WORK TODAY AND
GOT A SUDDEN BURST OF ENERGY..
AND SO IT CAME TO BE-
MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN..






LOVE THE GREY NOW I JUST NEED A LIBRARY TO
PUT HER IN !!!


COMMENTS I LOST
WHEN BLOGGER WENT DOWN...
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Vintage Beachgirl has left a new comment on your post "MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN":
You chose the perfect color!! She is awesome and I'll be happy to take her off your hands till you can build a library to house her!! Lol. Take care, VBg

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions has left a new comment on your post "MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN":
Great gray, Lauren! It looks much better. I notice you did something to the top glass portion too that got rid of the brass. Did you just use paint or some Rub N Buff?

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Alyssa has left a new comment on your post "MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN":
OH! I LOVE IT! The grey especially!

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Christie has left a new comment on your post "MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN":
Oye! I LOVE LUV this!! I wish I could find such amazing things on Craigslist just like this...I also with I could polish off doing a piece like this in one day!..Your a machine Lauren.....and so amazing!

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Kristen has left a new comment on your post "MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN":
I have this exact cabinet!!!! How did you paint the brass that's on the glass? Please share!!
Oh & the paint color too please!

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Katie has left a new comment on your post "MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN":
I adore this Lauren!!! It looks great!

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A Few Pennies has left a new comment on your post "MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN":
Your project turned out beautiful; look bookcases--sweet display of old books with twine.

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper  has left a new comment on your post "MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN":
lauren, i love that!!! i didn't know i would love it so much and i do... love the interior with the gray exterior. it's sophisticated and rustic... great job!

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The Cranky Queen has left a new comment on your post "MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN":
I have seen that ugly oak before on furniture...you have the vision to look beyond...Love the gray...fab with the leaded glass and new knobs.
Tiffany
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Vivienne @ the V Spot  has left a new comment on your post "MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN":
It's fantastic! Very unique looking and I adore the leaded glass!
(I smell more features coming your way!)

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Meg and Mum's has left a new comment on your post "MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN":
Soooo much better! I love it :)

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Susan @ homeroad.net  has left a new comment on your post "MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN":
Lauren I love the gray, I'm gonna have to try gray sometime. Great job@
PS I'm a librarian I love it!
Susan

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Mindy has left a new comment on your post "MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN":
I love the the Gray!!!
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Karen has left a new comment on your post "MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN":
Oh my goodness it's gorgeous. It's amazing, Love the grey it elevated the piece to another level.

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The Painted Parlor has left a new comment on your post "MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN":
I love this!! The glass just has so much more character with the gray, love it!!
Happy painting :)
Julie

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hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. has left a new comment on your post "MISS GREY THE LIBRARIAN": lauren... i LOVE it!

51 comments:

  1. Lauren I love the gray, I'm gonna have to try gray sometime. Great job@
    PS I'm a librarian I love it!
    Susan

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  2. It's fantastic! Very unique looking and I adore the leaded glass!
    (I smell more features coming your way!)

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  3. I have seen that ugly oak before on furniture...you have the vision to look beyond...Love the gray...fab with the leaded glass and new knobs.
    Tiffany

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  4. Gorgeous. What an awesome piece. Gray was the perfect choice :)

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  5. lauren, i love that!!! i didn't know i would love it so much and i do... love the interior with the gray exterior. it's sophisticated and rustic... great job!

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  6. Your project turned out beautiful; look bookcases--sweet display of old books with twine.

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  7. I adore this Lauren!!! It looks great!

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  8. I have this exact cabinet!!!! How did you paint the brass that's on the glass? Please share!!

    Oh & the paint color too please!

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  9. Oye! I LOVE LUV this!! I wish I could find such amazing things on Craigslist just like this...I also with I could polish off doing a piece like this in one day!..Your a machine Lauren.....and so amazing!

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  10. OH! I LOVE IT! The grey especially!

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  11. Great gray, Lauren! It looks much better. I notice you did something to the top glass portion too that got rid of the brass. Did you just use paint or some Rub N Buff?

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  12. You chose the perfect color!! She is awesome and I'll be happy to take her off your hands till you can build a library to house her!! Lol. Take care, VBg

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  13. i want her! she would look great in my office. thanks for sharing this at my party!

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  14. I love this. How did you get rid of the brassy color?

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  15. I really like that shade of grey. It's perfect. So you used rub and buff on the wood part? It looks like it was meant to be that way.

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  16. i painted the brass part around the glass with paint and then used rub-n-buff in patina color to create a more weathered metal look.

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  17. Just beautiful! You chose the perfect color! Think of how that glass design will pop with light colored books on the top shelf!

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  18. Wow...this is beautiful...so glad you got your second wind after work...Great job!
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  19. Wow! its beautiful i love it;)

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  20. I have passed some awards on to you. Love your beautiful blog!
    http://redhenhome.blogspot.com/2011/05/i-want-to-take-minute-to-thank-full.html

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  21. Beautiful job - love the color choice!

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  22. That is gorgeous!! How did you paint the brass in the glass black?? Thanks for linking! :)

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  23. Such a pretty piece and the paint color you chose is perfect! Hope your weekend is wonderful!

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  24. Wow! I love the transformation. I have two leaded glass cabinets I refinished in dark walnut and have been wanting to paint them and now have seen how great they would look. Thank you!

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  25. Another beautiful makeover! I love the new color! :)

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  26. Wow it looks terrific! I think this piece will get the honor of being featured on a blog or two. I love the shade of grey. Stop by for a blog visit....your new follower.

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  27. oh I love those types of bookcases. Great find!

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  28. I LOVE the grey - very elegant and it modernizes the piece...fabulous job!!

    Happy Metamorphosis Monday to you :O)

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  29. Love the makeover of that piece and the cover-less books as decor. Nice job!! I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party....each week I pick one project to feature on my sidebar!! Here is the link: http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/05/marvelous-mess-13-and-features.html

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  30. Oh I love this! Great update. I really like the distressed look.

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  31. What a gorgeous piece! i love the glass on the top one! xoxo, tracie

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  32. The new colour suits her! You did an awesome job, well done!

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  33. Oh, she's so understated yet beautiful! ;)
    What a pretty color. I love that you left the interior unpainted, it add great interest.

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  34. FANTASTIC! It looks wonderful! I love the gray, great choice!

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  35. Hi Lauren, I heart this project so much. It turned out so pretty! And I love the new hardware. Thank you for coming to the party & for being the first entry ever!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  36. I have always LOVED that style of bookcase, and right now gray is on the top of my list of obsessions. I adore your revamp. Great work.

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  37. I love Miss Grey! Great makeover!Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

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  38. Love the grey! How did you cover the brass- did you just hand paint it black? Just wondering for a little brass trim I'll be covering. Thanks!!

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  39. Ok first of all I am so going to search craigslist right now for a library bookcase. Love this! After that I am pinning this :)

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  40. I absolutely love the gray color. I think that would look perfect in a yellow room!
    Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more!
    Tumaini

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  41. Miss Gray looks fantastic! Can I have her to store linens in? :) I wish my library was selling one of those!

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  42. This is just beautful - and I love how you name your pieces. I found you via "Better After" - and I'll have to come back! This is a style of bookcase that my sister has, compliments of my grandparents from years ago. So cool. What paint did you use?

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  43. The gray looks so nice, and I love the way the front glass doors look.

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  44. This is SO lovely! I'm in love with the gray...you do such a nice job Lauren!

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  45. Can I ask what you used to color the brass on Miss Grey? Did you use a spray nickel? I have my grandma's old china cab and I really want to do something to it. My mom is going to kill me, but it is a 70's cab and I'm looking for ideas. it has brass lines on the glass. I want to keep the piece, but I want to like it, too. andrea @ townandprairie

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  46. Love the gray color of the bookshelf. I think I also need to have a new bookshelf for my books, eh. :)

    Cheers,
    Cathy@discount scrubs

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