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Family Room Built in bookcase
flame_1z8
December 23, 2012 in Design Dilemma
We need help trimming out the bookcase. Here's some before and after pictures. Thanks
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decoenthusiaste
Are you asking about decorating the shelves or trimming out the actual bookcase?
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flame_1z8
Sorry, the trimming out the actual bookcase.
0 Likes   December 23, 2012 at 12:11PM
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tennisanyone
When you are ready, we will help you better arrange the case itself.
0 Likes   December 23, 2012 at 12:42PM
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flame_1z8
Okay, what should I remove or rearrange? But I still need assistance with the trimming, that's the main focus for me now. Thanks
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A Kitchen That Works LLC
It looks like you have cove molding at the ceiling so putting a simple crown molding with, lets say, a 2 1/2" projection might be a nice edition. Something else to consider is painting the inside of the bookcase black or maybe better yet, sable brown so that the objects on the shelf pop more. one other fund idea is to paper the inside with one of today's great wall papers (did I really just say great wallpaper?). http://vahallan.com/vahallan/ has some wonderful options.
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crazylife
I agree with Molly. Paint the inside of the open shelves a deep color and I think you'll be very happy with the dramatic results. A more extensive suggestion is to move the existing duplex outlet to the inside of the bookcase, this could give you an option for back lighting the glass shelves and a duplex outlet inside the doors of the case. Then, I would consider wrapping a simple picture frame type molding around the entire bookcase, matching your existing casing. Either way, these are easy and fairly inexpensive to do.
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tennisanyone
Try the two beige pieces at the top on the right and then the big blue one on the third shelf. Add ivy plants too to break it up. A rectangular box would be good too on the second shelf.
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