Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bookcase... finally

Since we bought our house 4 1/2 years ago, we have dreamed of creating a library in the room next to our family room/kitchen (divided by a pony wall). We dreamed of a wall of bookshelves, a couple sitting chairs, reading lamps, and a nice shag rug. We've talked and talked about it... dreamed and dreamed of it. And it's finally happening :).

I finished painting the room about 2 weeks ago - it matches the kitchen and family room (cream and blue/grey) with the blue color being the dominant color. Jon's drums will continue to reside in this room, which are a steely turqouise blue color.

We've had our old entertainment center/hutch in the room since we moved here. It has served basically no storage since it's had our old tv sitting in it all this time. One of the two bottom cabinets is broken and it just was a huge piece of furniture wasting up space.

Well, I got the itch to re-do this room, so naturally i just had to do it! I am not a very patience person and once I get an itch, it becomes a very intense scratch within just days. So... the project started :).
Jon had been talking about building the bookshelves, but when we got down to it... we realized it would be cheaper, less stressful and a LOT faster to just buy them!
This morning started with an online visit to, in which we found the perfect storage/shelving solution! However, it was out of stock and after a call to customer service, I learned it was discontinued... so we decided to make the long trek out to the store and since it's family day we had the whole afternoon to spend there!

We found the next best solution to our storage/shelving needs and about 5 hours later, were back at home with about a bajillion boxes :). Did i mention we drove the pick up and the a/c went out?
We will begin the actual "work" of this project tomorrow, so as soon as we have the shelves complete I will post some pictures! For now... check out these pictures that are part of my inspiration for our home!


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