The bookcases are finished! We're still tweaking the overall arrangement...but it's a bookshelf, it's meant to be in constant motion as a matter of principle.
Evening 1: Assemble Billys and push into place.
Day 2: Return to Ikea and purchase the height extension units we thought we needed, but weren't entirely sure about. Bonus: Sweet B and I got to share an Ikea cinnamon bun for our trouble.
Day 3: Invite in-laws over for "football" and enlist their help cutting trim to size and pulling assorted cables through.
Day 8: Invite father-in-law over again to wire the nook with small can lights. :) 2nd trip to Home Depot for supplies.
Day 9: Decide to paint the backs of the shelves a mustardy gold color...3rd trip to Home Depot to purchase sample pot of Torchlight by Sherwin Williams.
Day 10: Ponder color choice.
Day 11: Decide to go for it. 4th Home Depot trip for more paint. Paint the backs of the shelves while watching Hocus Pocus. (In all it only took 2 sample pots, less than $6.00!)
I love how the bookcase helps draw your eye up and emphasizes the height of this room. It also balances out the hallway opening on the left side of the room.
My mom lent me her collection of classic reads, the "Junior Deluxe" Editions...I have loved the look of these books since I was a little girl.
We store our limited DVD collection in some clementine crates from last winter. I love the color and style of these crates. And they were...FREE! My favorite.