Friday, September 10, 2010

Painted Shelves and Cupboards


Donna Griffith

Country Living

Elle Decor via Willow Decor

HomesGardenDesign.com

House Beautiful via Simply Seleta

Tom Scheerer

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

Home Design with Kevin Sharkey

Blue Clear Sky

Cottage and Vine

Brabourne Farm

Daisy Pink Cupcake

House Beautiful

Belle Maison

KML Design

Eddie Ross

Pink Wallpaper

Home Design with Kevin Sharkey

Eric Staudenmaier Photography

Skona Hem

Home Design with Kevin Sharkey

Peter Murdock

nice*room

Etsy

Traditional Home
I can't think of a better way to dip your toes in lovely turquoise waters than by painting display shelves or the inside of cupboards. The subtle touch of color is truly the perfect backdrop for allowing collectibles to shine or offsetting dishware. It seems like it could be a pretty simple project too (although I really shouldn't talk!), but one that leaves a big impact. Do you any of you have painted shelves in your home?

Be sure to stop by next week, I'm working on something very cool that I know you guys are gonna go nuts over! Until then, I hope you all have fabulous fall weekend!

51 comments:

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Love the kitchen with the yellow patterned tile! Great mix with the turquoise, what a great collection of ideas to add turquoise to shelves! Janell

Hartwood Roses said...

I check in on your blog every once in a while ... always amazed at the wonderful images that you present for us to ooh and aah over. It seems especially appropriate that I speak up this morning, as I have just finished painting the inside of a white vintage cupboard the softest, calmest, most lovely turquoise. Your examples here are heavenly!

Musette said...

I have always loved turquoise, white and camel/caramel together. the white amps the turquoise and the caramel/camel (like warm woods) warm it up!

xo

Cate @ A Tree Lined Street said...

I couldn't agree more. I painted the back of my new built-in cabinet/shelves in my dining room a gray/greeny/blue and they really make the room. In fact, some of these beautiful images were my inspiration for doing so! Great post.

Mary said...

WOW! This is an awesome collection of images!! I would LOVE to rip the doors off my upper kitchen cabinets and paint the backs a soft turquoise! So many projects, so little time!!

Carpe Diem said...

The blue makes everything pop but it also give the collection and room a true sense of style.

Val said...

I love it all!!!

Bekah: said...

Is there any way to find out what the paint colors of the chairs and shelves in the first image is. And the last image. Love those colors!

Please and thank you with a cherry on top :)

Wholesale Carpet Pro said...

Love it all Erin! Painting the inside of the cupboard really adds a subtle depth to these rooms, I can't wait to experiment in my own house. I don't have any painted shelves at home...yet ;) thanks for sharing! hope you have a good weekend too, and can't wait to see your next project!

Anne said...

Oh I love all of those! I love them. Ugh, I Need to buy a house. This idea just wouldn't work in military housing...

Joanne @ eBoutique said...

Hi Erin, love your blog and this is such a great post. I have a big old fashioned looking cupboard which is looking a bit cluttered and I've been talking and thinking about sorting it out for a very long time now and you've just given me the inspiration to get cracking and sort it out - thanks.

Elizabeth Benfield said...

these are all so beautiful!

Kelly said...

So much inspiration here! Now I want to paint my floors, ceilings and now my cabinets with these beautiful blues. Thanks Erin!

Sarah @ Dream in Domestic said...

LOVE these! I thought about painting the back of my new bookcase/table for my studio apartment that my dad and I made (and I posted about), but I wanted something that could easily transition to future places I live. I love seeing these photos though for those people who are more "planted" unlike me and can design a space completely all their own.

leanne said...

LOVE that first photo! so restful and serene, gorgeous x

Tralha do Melhor! said...

I am amazed with your decorations. In Portugal do not use white in kitchens, never realized why. There is a theory that says the white is very dirty. I never realized this problem that the Portuguese have the white. For me the white is much easier to clean than black

Tralha do Melhor! said...

I am amazed with your decorations. In Portugal do not use white in kitchens, never realized why. There is a theory that says the white is very dirty. I never realized this problem that the Portuguese have the white. For me the white is much easier to clean than black

Elisa1 said...

Your blog has finally inspired me into creating a turquoise room of my own.

I have you on my favorites....love to look at all the pretty pictures.

Check out my turquoise room and thanks a bunch.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Erin,
This is the best collection of images showcasing painted shelves and cupboards in aqua! So enjoyed this post.

Lisa's Creative Home said...

Love the chairs in the first picture. I just got a hutch for my kitchen and think I might paint the back beadboard a nice turquoise! LOve the look. Thanks for the ideas:)

simply seleta said...

Wow, love it ALL. Gorgeous post. Thanks, now I'm inspired!

::cottage instincts:: said...

Omaga....wiping the drool off my keyboard here. I so love my visits over here. :)

Would love to have you stop by my blue and brown party in a couple weeks....hoping to get lots of gals posting their own interpretations of the ever-gorgeous blue and brown combo. Yummy.

Julienne said...

everyone of them beautiful!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

...Ahhh...If heaven were a color~

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU have to have the most beautiful blog on turquoise I have ever seen...it just gets better and better as you scroll down. And to think you are in my town!!!! Anita

Jennifer said...

love painted shelves/cupboards!!

Ivy Lane said...

so much eye candy... I am on virtual sugar overload! LOVE IT ALL!

Mona Thompson said...

All great examples of the power of paint! Happy weekend. Mona

AB HOME Interiors said...

Erin
Such fabulous photos here! Love that kitchen backsplash with greens and blue. Will definitely file that one away!
xo
amanda

joanie said...

Erin -- your beautiful images never disappoint your readers. I love all of these. One question -- in the seventh photo from the end, what is in the little turquoise frame on the right side of the riser of the bottom step? Looks like a rabbit?

Thanks for all the inspiration.

Erin said...

Joanie, I didn't even notice that! I think it's either a tiny deer sitting down, or a bunny...really hard to tell! :)

Priscila Peters said...

The second last image is my fave! I love the color. It gives the cabinet a new face!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Erin, I just had to revisit this post because just last night, I made up my mind; I am going to paint the backs of my white bookcases and curio cabinets turquoise. I am running to Home Depot at the Quarry to get the paint TODAY!!!!

Thanks always, for the inspiration!!! Anita in North East Mpls

ashlina {the decorista} said...

absolutely gorgeous you have totally inspired me.

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

I love all of these photos! I have never thought about painting the inside of a cabinet or bookself, but it makes such a difference! I love the last photo with all the shells along the bookcase. What a great room for a house on the beach!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh my!!! Some of my FAVORITE photos here. Love love love.

PS. You won a little something over at my blog!!!! :-)

Merlin said...

Erin, you "WON" at the Inspired Room...how cool. LOVE, love, love the painted backs of "just everything." I've done that in my home and it makes me smile. franki

mustang said...

Yes, I painted the back of my built-in china cabinet with glass doors. I mixed all of the blue/turquoise paint samples together in one can and used it. Turned out great.

cheri said...

i do have shelves one day i'd love to paint . . . these are delicious. i really could cry at tom sheerer's work! oh, that kitchen! i've used the same colors in my living room.

Tatieva said...

Je suis une amoureuse de la couleur... Merci pour cette promenade enchanteresse sur la gamme turquoise, c'est trés élégant !
Tatieva, painter

A House and Home said...

I really do believe your bringing turqoise back! It's a phenomenon we will read about in design history books. Turquoise has always been beautiful but I can't believe that this blog isn't contributing to a building a trend around the color in the 2010s!

agberns said...

I love the jewelry you have posted on your "everything turquoise" blog. The silk scrap necklace is fabulous and the stretched flower bracelet is a great statement piece.

Thanks for sharing!!!

Lovely Scribbles said...

I know I've mentioned this no less than a thousand times, but I am dying to paint my cupboards white! You've only added to my inspiration!!

Chelsea said...

those book shelves are amazing.

gives me much inspiration!

michelle said...

I love all those pictures and the different shades of aqua that were used! They are so beachy and fresh!

Home Builder Melbourne said...

Lovely interiors of houses! I am totally inspired by this post of yours, thank you very much! Now I wanna show these all to my home builder hoping that I could have this piece of heaven in my place!

Anonymous said...

Hello- I am entering your birthday giveaway~ I visited your other site and I really liked the Vintage Vera shower curtain with the big, beautiful blue flowers as well as the linen pillows by Thomas Paul Tweeter--love the birds!

Maureen dmissm@hotmail.com

PS. Happy Birthday!!

Hello Lover... said...

So much pretty here!

Britt said...

Do you have any more information on the first picture? I would love to see the rest of the room/house but the link is just to a photographer's page who doesn't have any additional information.

I have been saving this post for months as inspiration for redecorating my dining room!

MWest said...

Anyone in their right mind will definitely be inspired by these beauties. Storage solutions are getting better by the day! I have seen some nice references here http://www.closetsnbeyond.com too! It is just great to know that we can always refer to these for inspiration.

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