It’s no secret that one of my ‘dream home’ wish list items is my own personal library. I am slightly obsessed with books- the smell, the feel, the design of the cover and typesetting… I could go on. So being that the front room of our house has evolved into a sort of office / reading room I thought I’d go ahead and add ‘library’ to my list of descriptors for the space.
It pretty much was already there, since we’ve grown from two bookshelves:
(Yes I like to throw in that pic of Brett whenever possible) to three bookshelves:
But it just wasn’t quite that wall-o-books I dream of at night. So what’s a girl to do? Go for bookshelf no. 4 of course.
Yep, I went ahead and purchased the same bookshelf we already have three of (after 3-ish years I’ve been really happy with them so far) and expanded my library wall.
And you know, I love it. So much so, that I think I’m finally ready to call this room done. (for now) It may not come across as a huge change in the photos, but when you stand in the room now, it feels so much more cozy and substantial. Of course we need to finish those pesky baseboards that are still the bane of my existence, and I may get around to adding a little art work on some bare wall space above the shelves (to give the illusion that they are floor to ceiling) but overall I am really happy with where this room is at. In fact, I think I would go so far as to call it my favorite room in the house. Yep. Favorite.
(In case you’re wondering, we didn’t get rid of the old door I inherited from my Dad’s house that is in the photos above. It’s been relocated to our master bedroom for use in a future project… but more on that when there’s more to tell.)
It’s really amazing how much time we spend in here everyday now, considering way back when we never set foot in the space. And that is the definition of a good makeover in my book. Turning something useless into something we couldn’t live without. It feels like home!