I am so so excited to unveil my bookshelves. My point-and-shoot doesn’t take the greatest interior pics, so I’ve stood on chairs and used different settings, trying to get good shots, but believe me when I say, these pics do not do them justice. Since I moved in this house, just over two years ago, I knew this room called for bookshelves, but I also knew it was going to be expensive, as I have 11-foot ceilings. Well, after getting some Lowe’s gift cards (thanks to Mom and Sis), I had almost enough for the lumber. Plus, my sis’s boyfriend just started his own construction company, so I decided this would be one of his first jobs (thanks, D). I am extremely pleased with the result. He still will add quarter round at the bottom of the shelves, and I plan in the next months to add crown moulding, but for now, my books have a home, and I am thrilled with how cozy the room is.
Here are the before pics:
Without further ado, my new reading room/dining area…
Thanks for indulging me! It’s been fun.
jenn aka the picky girl
PS – If you’re interested in how I organized the books, I broke them up into contemporary fiction, classics, collections (poetry and short story), art books (monographs), fantasy/sci-fi, mystery, commercial fiction, and TBR. I also left space on the bottom right (near the basket that holds the pup’s leashes and toys) for library books, books to give away and return, etc. Oh yeah, and there’s a shelf for my special books – signed, first edition, etc.