Shelf confidence

Once the wonderful new shelves went up I made quick work of unpacking my books and getting them all out of the boxes. After everything was out there was some sorting; cookbooks to kitchen, reference books to livingroom Eames unit, etc. The records were also dispatched to the Eames unit and I have hopes of actually listening to them soon, It has been a long time since I’ve sat around listening to records, I’m overdue. That all was a lot more work than anticipated and after lugging books around I’m happy to say everything is in its new home.

Now there is the daunting task of making the shelves look good. Perhaps my bookcase needs a stylist? I think I can manage it, but it is somewhat overwhelming. The looks and feel of the entire room rests on how good the wall looks. Here is the before picture. I’m waiting on a couple of items I ordered and then I will do my best to get it done. It is an intimidating task…..

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It’s a sign

I added a few small wrought iron signs to the gates and I’m surprised at how much of a difference they make to the look of the gates. Total positive impact for minimal time/money, I wish more things were like that. The one by the shed makes me feel like its a secret passage way to a garden, which it sorta is (and yes that’s a bench in the window of the yet to be organized shed).

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Shelving for the family room

Shelving for the family room

Finally! The shelves in the family room are done. I’m so happy with them, they are just as fab as I had hoped. Last night I got all my books out of the shed and unpacked, but I still have some organizing to do. The amazing shelves were built and installed by Scott Coppersmith. I am loving the built in benches and really appreciate how much seating they will add to the relatively small room. The shelves and benches took most of yesterday to get installed. Hopefully in the next few days I can get everything sorted. Until then here are a few pics.

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