Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Too many books!

How is it time for school to be starting already? Didn't summer just start? I hope you all had a relaxing Labor Day. I had to work in the afternoon, but we had a nice quiet night. We went to my mom and dad - in - law's place for dinner. We hadn't seen them in a while, so it was nice to catch up.

I was supposed to be doing laundry today, and, as we don't have a washer or dryer at our place, that is quite a chore. So, instead of lugging the laundry down to the laundromat, I decided to do some decorating, rearranging. I'm not sure what you want to call it.

You see, we have a problem over here. We have a lot of books. We have two bookcases in our bedroom packed with books (some of them laying on top of other books because both bookcases are completely full) and another bookcase in the living room with more books and some dvd's on the bottom two shelves. 

Until we move and have more room for more bookcases, there isn't really much I can do with the two in the bedroom. So, they are staying the way they are for now. 

The bookcase in the living room, however, has some wiggle room. Instead of just having the books and dvd's thrown on the shelves, I wanted it to look a little more stylish. 

Here is the before:

The dvd's are on top and everything else is just kinda put on any ol' shelf that had an open space.

Here is the after:

It is still a bit fuller than I would like, but I am much happier with it. Someday we will have room for another bookcase!


  1. Nice job, Heather! You have organized well!

  2. Excellent transformation! I don't think the shelves look too full at all and the visual impact is nice. I rearranged our hundreds of books a few years back, when I visited a home with copious amounts of built-ins and books arranged in a very artful fashion, and became inspired. Nearly 25 years ago we invested in three eight-foot-tall bookcases that fit together to form a library wall. I don't know what I would have done without them over the years, because not only do they hold about three-fourths of our books, but they are fun to decorate. In another room of the house there are several built-ins and those are packed to the gills too. I share this all with you because it sounds as though you and Andrew are on the same book-collecting path my husband and I have been on since the very beginning! It's a nice problem to have. xoxo

  3. I love it! You have a real flair at decorating. What are your favorite kind of books?
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