Black Lacquered Bookshelves

I have a really huge vintage bookshelf that we are currently using in the playroom. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping we'll have a place for it in the new apartment's living room. I want to paint it just like this:



Isn't the white detailing so unexpected and gorgeous?


via Nuevo Estilo

27 comments:

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

yes yes and yes.

pve design said...

so gorgeous, that licorice black bookshelf.
pve

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

I love it! It's perfection and nothing left to say! xoxo

Amy K said...

Neat. It's almost like the white detailing around each shelf opening acts as a "basket" and so everything inside seems contained... organized.

Flick, said...

It's lovely, The white detail makes it really jump out at you.. The high gloss of the lacquer is so lovely, it would really bring your old shelves to life!
Flick :)

Geb said...

So perfect! The shiny black and contrasting white...organization at its best!

Terese said...

I hope you can put it in your new place too. I want to see how you paint it and get that lacquered effect. It has such a clean look. I have to tell you by the way that I just worked with a client who found me from your blog. Thanks so much for your plugs on my business. I hope things are going well for you and the fam. Your names still come up here in Cambridge on an almost weekly basis!

Megan@DesignMatters said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! So classy!

Trish said...

I hope your bookshelf will fit!

gg said...

o.k., i love the shelves and detailing but has anyone noticed the crown molding above it??!!! i love that idea. it's give a modern look to tradition molding.

a Broad said...

I love it .. the books and colors stand out so nicely.
We are in the process of designing a "library wall" in our dining room, which is open to the living room.
So it will be formal and white ..

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Ack, that bookshelf is awesome! So crisp and elegant and fun. Hope you get to paint the bookshelf so we can see it. :)

CHELZERS said...

Vey cool! It almost looks like it could be aluminum trim! Maybe slightly recessed? Hard to tell in pictures! But I like it!

Beth said...

Gorgeous! Another thing to add to my wish list :-)

simply seleta said...

So city chic. You found another apartment? Can't wait to see!!!

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

i love them! the white detailing is a must!

Jaszy said...

Wow!! Incredibly gorgeous!!

Michelle (Three Men and a Lady) said...

So lovely.
So how does one achieve that look? I've sprayed with lacquer spray paint before and never had anything look that shiny and reflective. I've also tried high gloss which was a little better but still didn't get it to turn out looking like that. Have you had any success with that? Any hints or tips?

Meaghan said...

Love this. Thanks for this one!

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

this is one of my favorite spaces of all time — a shoe-in for my desk du jour series and the perfect embodiment of my love for black & white. thanks for the extra huge images; the details are impeccable!

Michelle said...

They are gorgeous!!!

decorative moldings said...

It's pretty obvious that almost any home can be enriched and enhanced with the installation of decorative molding.

Katy said...

Holy beautiful bookcase, Batman. I SOOOO want you to try this and show us the results!

Marcus Design said...

Oh man, that is quite lovely! I love the molding over top as well. And did you notice the sweet little sconces on the actual bookshelf?? Those kinds of details are stunning!
Nancy

Memphis said...

Love it! Does anyone know how you "lacquer" bookshelves? Do you paint the shelves with regular paint (or semi-gloss) & then put a coat of varnish over the paint?

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lgandrews said...

I really like it, even though it's a bit too polished for my tiny space. I wish I had another three or four rooms, in which I would express my eclectic style in collecting and presenting myself. I want to do so much but with 420 sq ft (in public housing) , I am so limited!

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