Aegean Teal Built-in Bookcases

Hello Friends!

Hope you all had a wonderful July 4th holiday weekend.  Ours was great, despite the oppressive heat around here.  Looking forward to a “cool down” with highs in the 80’s!

As for my “Nooks and Crannies/Crooks and Nannies” post, many of you guessed correctly.  As one reader commented, she was taking advantage of a  “five finger discount” here.  I will tell you that I will forever be an Apple customer, and thanks to their iPad locator functionality, I was able to channel the Cagney in me, and locate its whereabouts (at a pawn shop) after it went missing.  Along with my son’s Kindle Fire.

This whole thing brought out my inner Mama Bear as well as a bit of Donald Trump.  Having never fired anyone before, it’s exceedingly easy when you add the Mama Bear factor.

Ok, on to the built-ins!  I finally got around to painting them that pretty Aegean Teal color that I’ve been wanting to incorporate into our home.  It adds a nice punch of color that I think will tie in nicely with the curtain panels I ordered from Avec Dieu Couture’s Etsy shop.

I spray painted some of the picture frames white so they would pop a bit more against the teal.

I added an aged finish to some of these garage sale terracotta pots, and planned on planting some herbs in them, but for now, this one looks nice on the bookshelf.

So, a quick look back on a before and after of this space.



Still debating on whether or not to paint the rest of the beige area white, but for now, I’m liking it.

Linking up to:
Thrifty Decor Chick – July Before and After Party
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – Tuesday Treasures
Savvy Southern Style – Wow Us Wednesday

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    Megan Sloan
    July 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Love the teal but I think you should go for it and paint the whole beige area with it! It'd look great with the rest of your room!

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    Princess Kate
    July 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Love the details to this room. The ceiling is incredible. Love what you have done. Thanks for sharing.

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    Lisa at Shine Your Light
    July 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Jenny, the blue in the shelves looks great! Love the pop of color. Such a pretty room with all that beautiful molding and windows!
    Hope you have recovered from all the drama!!

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    Andrea @ Decorating Cents
    July 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Love the teal background. Every thing on the shelves pop now.

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    Maury Kilgo
    July 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Love that! So pretty with the teal background!

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    pam {simple details}
    July 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Love the addition of teal, and your accessories look perfect against it! Pretty styling, too!

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    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    July 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    that color is gorgeous! i love the pop!

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    ac repair md
    July 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    The colors complement each other, and the designs of furniture are very artistic.

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    July 9, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    OMG Your room looks amazing. Your roof is to die for gorgeous!

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    Leslie Harris
    July 11, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Jenny, looks great. The teal color is so refreshing. And you don't see it everywhere.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss blog)

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    July 13, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I happen to find your site after a decorator came by this AM recommending that I paint our dining room aegean teal. I'm hesitate so thought I would see what is out there. Love the look. Do you think it is too dark for a dining room? What color is your kitchen that I see on earlier blogs? Can you email me at [email protected]? Thanks!

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    Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
    July 16, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    These are gorgeous!!! I'll be featuring them later today 🙂

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    July 25, 2012 at 3:33 am

    I LOVE the teal color! I think I would paint the whole beige area white…but I bet you could upload a picture onto Sherwin Williams and change it to white and see how it would look. Or maybe the area around the TV teal also and then the top part all white! What a BEAUTIFUL built in unit!! I am extremely jealous! ; )

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    weiya @ enjoyer of grace
    August 20, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Hi visiting from TDC! I can't take my eyes off your ceiling and I love all the natural light you get in that room! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    August 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Hello, bounced over here from TDC. The teal really transformed those built ins! Such a lovely space you have!

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    August 21, 2012 at 5:37 am

    The blue makes it!! Looks great!

    Andrea @

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    May 23, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    I love this room! Can you tell me what the light blue/green color around the TV built in is?

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      May 23, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      That color is Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore.

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