In the spirit of moving and changes in life... I decided (with some convincing) to paint over Nate's old book shelf with a lovely shade of Martha Stewart's Bayou. No longer will the book shelf be a confusing red/orange/wood color... but it will go with some of our other living room things a little bit better. To all you husbands out there, it's not that we wives don't love your stuff... it's just that we like new stuff once in a while and your *cough cough* bachelor-style black leather couch with recliners is ridiculously huge for our small apartment. And I might have something against black leather... I was born that way, okay. I recently saw something online that made me think of this situation and made me laugh.... it said that "a relationship is where one person is always right, and the other is the husband". Now I don't agree with that.... but in most cases (some dudes are incredibly stylish), I agree with that statement when it comes to designing and decorating a house. I know many men probably can't tell the difference between teal and turquoise... so men, just leave that up to your women.
Please excuse the messiness and piles of stuff, I'm already packing things up for our move. Here's a little peek at the book shelf sans paint:
Thank goodness we have a garage with our apartment, because I'm not sure painting in the living room would have been a good idea. Things got a little messy. :) Nate and I went to Home Depot and bought some supplies, then with the help of some Martha Stewart paint, a drop cloth, and a "Purdy" new paint brush... that old book shelf was on it's way to looking new again.
I have it all painted, but it's still in the garage. Nate even said that he likes the color and thinks it looks better than what it did before.
Will post pictures of the finished product soon.