The bookshelves in the family room were halfway there but needed some work (below).
My carpenter added a few more shelves and we used the same crown moulding from the living room to finish the top. Then we added 2″ strips of molding on the front of each shelf so it achieve the look of custom millwork.
Then when Pure Painters was here, they caulked around every corner in the back of each shelf so that when it was painted it looked like millwork instead of bad, skinny shelves. I also learned that preparation is most of the work in the paint world. There are so many ways to cut corners when you paint that the homeowner would never know.
If you get a cheap quote for painting, know that the prep will be minimal.
Here they are all complete! I can’t believe the difference, they look so much better!
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Maria’s Corner Library (in my last house)
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