My loving family is nice enough to snag a good piece of furniture when they see it, and save it for me. So sweet, muchas gracias familia! This bookshelf arrived recently, and it's solid wood. Always a good sign. It's older, and has a few cracks and warps here and there, but it really adds to the character and doesn't effect the stability one bit.
I love that color! It's one of my favorites. It's Behr's "Beach Towel" and my sister introduced me to it when she painted her spare room. I tried not to be a total copycat, but couldn't get over it - and used it for the bottom half of my kitchen. Let me tell you, the color has never gotten old & everyone loves it. So I decided to use it on the bookshelf. This is a progress shot, so the shelves are missing, but are also solid blue. Here's a link to the color, and a little swatch for ya:
The other piece I'm starting up came from our good friend Allison, who was shedding her life of all her large possessions before she started on a long South American journey (awesome!), and I mean LONG! Like, not-sure-when-she'll-be-back long. Amazing. So, she generously gave me my first roll top desk to work on: