Behold the end result after half a day, lots of swearing, cleaning, sore muscles and some pretty awesome bruises:

Pretty, right. 🙂

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  1. Chris says:

    Gorgeous!! I think that's the exact same shade I have “testing” on my bathroom wall. 🙂

  2. Well done hon…

    I love newly stacked and dusted shelves…

    Sit back now and enjoy.

    Happy Sunday …


  3. Tam says:

    Beautiful. I love that color. I'm sure it's makes you feel great when you look at it.

  4. Looks great! I love that color too. And now I suddenly feel like rearranging my own book shelves 🙂

  5. Wuvly… very wuvly.

  6. That's beautiful! Good job 🙂

  7. Tracy says:

    Absolutely gorgeous and I LOVE purple. My favorite color.

    Sorry about the bruises but it looks like it was all worth it. 🙂

  8. Cecile says:

    OH Gosh Kris!!! It came out gorgeous!!!!!!! You did a great job!!
    You sure I can not tempt you with tequila and a massage (for the sore muscles, lol)!!!

    Awesome job and have a great day honey… And Happy Mother's Day to your Mum!

  9. Ingrid says:

    Congrats on the results! It looks good and to my untrained eye so well shelved 🙂

  10. MsM says:

    It looks wonderful Kris! Very impressive job.



  11. Kris says:

    Chris: The phone pics don't really do it justice. It's even more deeper in RL.

    EH: Believe me I'm sitting back and enjoying. Mainly cos my back is killing me a wee bit. LOL.

    Tam: I just stood there looking at it after my painter left. It's the kind of thing that you wished you had done ages ago. It's awesome.

  12. Kris says:

    Janna: “And now I suddenly feel like rearranging my own book shelves :)”

    Be sure to post piccies! 🙂

    Katiebabs chook: Shanks.

    Wren: That's exactly what I said to my painter! 😛

  13. Kris says:

    Renee: Me too! Can you be in love with a wall colour?? Cos…

    Tracy: My bruises are a lovely shade of purple not too. Wanna see? 😛

    Cecile: Awww, thanks for the happies to the Mumma. She cooked us (me, the Baby Brother and the Grandad) dinner last night. It was yummy.

    Thanks for the compliments and hell no to being tempted to do this for anyone else.

  14. Kris says:

    Ingrid: “… and to my untrained eye so well shelved :)”

    Why do you tease me so. 😦

    MsM: Thanks! I take full credit… for choosing a great painter. Oh, and for the colour! And the bookshelves. And the shelving. And the…

  15. JenB says:

    So pretty! I love it. 🙂

  16. Kris says:

    Jen: I pats it good night and good morning. I luff it. 🙂

  17. Chris says:

    No! Don't put hand marks on it…

  18. Kris says:

    Chris: It's dark. You won't be able to se…





  19. Chris says:

    Tsk tsk tsk.

  20. I love it. I want it. Think you can hop on a plane and do my book shelves…?

    PS Good choice to go with the purple, orange is…just too day glow.

  21. Lily says:

    Kris, it looks fabulous!! I love the color, beautiful. Let me know when you're on this side of the world. Maybe you can stop by and help me redecorate a bit.

  22. Mariana says:

    YAY!!! SOOO jealous! Very pretty 🙂

  23. Kris says:


    KC: I was tempted to do orange in the interests of sisterhood and all that and then I remembered that I hated it in the 1980s so no way in hell was I gonna go back there. 😛

    Lily: I'm thinking of doing a DIY show “Kris 'n' Good Books Extreme Bookshelf Makeover'. What do you think? 😉

    Mariana: I was very YAY-y when I collapsed on Saturday evening with a glass of red and lots of ibuprofen, Mariana, let me tell you. LOL.

  24. Cecile says:

    **evil winks** you are sure honey.. I can be very tempting….. **evil grin**

  25. Patti says:

    Love it! Absolutely gorgeous!

  26. Sean Kennedy says:

    I thought it looked very nice when I peeked through your window last night.

  27. Kris says:

    Cecile: Get thee behind me! 😉

    Patti: Thanks Patti. I reckon it's triffic too. *g*

    Sean: Oh, was that you was it? Damn. What a waste of a strip tease.

  28. orannia says:

    Absolutely fraking GORGEOUS! And yes I know I'm yelling, but…the floors! I'm not even a purple fan and the walls are… You're a genius *grin*

    I so need to consult you when I start painting.

    And, now that's you've done, what do you think?

  29. Kris says:

    Orannia: “You're a genius”

    *blushes* I know I am. I'm all about bossing people when it comes to decorating. Bring it on. *g*

    What do I think? Well, now that my painter has finished the repairs and other repainting he had to do today… I AM SO RELIEVED!

    OCD, control freak Kris has her house back – YAY!

    Glass of wine and sit, reflect and enjoy time. 🙂

  30. Beautiful! Do your bruises MATCH the paint? 'Cause that would be darn classy. 😉

    I just got DH to finish the bookshelves in the bedroom… now I just have to fill them!

  31. jitterbug says:

    I like it very much, Kris! Spiffy :).

  32. nichem says:

    Looks beautiful! Love the color!

  33. Kris says:

    Miranda: I think they did the second day. I pride myself on my decorating skills. LOL.

    You have empty bookshelves? For shame! *g*

    Sara: Thanks hun. Spiffy is a great way to describe it. I like it. 🙂

    Richelle: It wasn't until the colour went up that I realised how much of it I actually have throughout my house. LOL. Especially in my bedrooms and the lounge room where I relax the most.

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