Here’s what I do love about the shelves: they fit in the space perfectly, they are very sturdy (and have a really awesome mounting system), and they are nice and chunky. (What can I say, I like my shelving chunky.)
The one thing that I’m not loving about the shelves though is how not-white the ‘Antique White’ is. They are sooooooooo yellow-y creamy.
I’ve tried living with them as-is for the last few weeks to see if I could get used to the color. As of today, I’ve officially decided to go ahead and paint them.
While I don’t particularly like the idea of buying things brand-new (that are kind of expensive) and then having to paint them – I think I will a lot happier in the long run if I do. It will be the difference between me really, really liking them, and me loving them.
So, a new can of Fresh Start Primer is on my to-do list to pick up this week. My goal is to have the shelves primed, painted, stained, and re-installed by Valentine’s Day. (You know it’s because I want to make a cute little Valentine’s Day display, right?)
In the meantime, here is a picture of how the shelves look right now – with a few little trinkets on ’em of course.
What do you think – am I crazy to paint them or would you do the same?