Bye-bye Built-in

Bye-bye Built-in

If you are an eagle-eyed viewer of this ol’ blog, you may have noticed that this before used to be an after!  It’s ok if you didn’t notice.  I have over 1,200 posts. You’d kind of have to be a stalker to notice that.  And it’s fine if you DID notice. I don’t mind stalkers.  Just don’t come to my house and watch me sleep or anything, ok?

So LeAnn had this built-in bookshelf that she didn’t love.  She made it work for a while with some turquoise paint and new knobs, but it was kind of a thorn in her side. So she did something completely irrational, ripped it out and replaced it with turquoise zebra print wallpaper.  Hey, nobody ever said rational equaled fun.  I love the whole new look in the entire room.  Check it out on her blog For the Love of Cottage.




  1. July 6, 2011 / 1:11 AM

    Yep another successful After. But to be honest, it was everything else she did in the room that makes it a hitt, not just getting rid of the bookcase. Either way, it’s quite lovely now!

  2. July 6, 2011 / 1:22 AM

    Hi Lindsey..

    Thanks for featuring my new zebra wall:)

  3. July 6, 2011 / 3:15 AM

    Wow, that’s a gorgeous transformation! Great work, LeAnn!

  4. July 6, 2011 / 4:23 AM

    The before was charming in it’s own way but The After is more me!!! I am just LOVING the color scheme! Nice eye for the details that really pulled the room together!

  5. July 6, 2011 / 12:01 PM

    Oooooh, that is sooo nice. What a great transformation!

  6. July 6, 2011 / 4:42 PM

    Like night and day! Love the new transformation!


  7. July 7, 2011 / 2:49 PM

    Love it! I used to always drool over built-ins and wish I had one in my home until I moved to a place with a complete wall of built-in shelving. I realized that it takes a lot of creativity to make those built-ins look neat and cute, and its far easier for them to wind up being a giant billboard advertising: Clutter on Display! Love the simple but very fun after photo!

  8. July 7, 2011 / 9:26 PM

    Totally love the way the gold frame picks up the brass in the chandelier. Love your colors and your room. Sometimes we have to realize that less is indeed more. 🙂

  9. July 8, 2011 / 1:15 PM

    I think the before is actually better than the after.

  10. July 8, 2011 / 8:56 PM

    I totally agree with Sammy, the after is cool and I think the wall is outrageously creative and unique, but I absolutely loved the before!!!

  11. July 10, 2011 / 2:52 AM

    I like the after but I loved the built in! 🙂

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