The last place was in a very large foyer - facing the front door actually - I kind of loved that it was the first thing you saw when you walked in to that old Victorian flat -
But no such luck with this place - and truth be known there's no place really for them in this house - but I can't live without them - I really can't. They're like my security blanket - I feel good just knowing my favorite words are tucked inside - safe and sound. ( and I DO reread books )
Anyway - they were not going to work as brown units - ( they're just IKEA billy cabinets - so only wood veneer for you wood lovers :)
And so they were quickly white washed - very very quickly. Too quickly. They'll have to be redone when I have the time - but I needed to get the book boxes out of the front porch - it's getting embarrassing now - 2 months later - that we still have boxes to unpack!!!
Here's a sneak peak - and only a sneak peak because I'm not finished yet - I still have more to do
in the living room - but I'll let you see the bookcases lol
you get to see how the colors of the books bring a bit of vibrancy into the white walled - white ceilinged living room :)
Don't they look cottage-y ?
Books are like the Tofu of Interior Design lol -
They blend in seamlessly with any type of decor - I've never seen a room filled with books that I thought to myself
" hmmm, no - those books don't belong "
I'm really liking the 2 leaded glass windows on either side of the fireplace ♥♥♥
It's the easiest painting technique there is - bar none - seriously
And just like that - 2 months later - tonight it felt a little more like " home "
In case you're wondering - I removed the backs completely - since the walls are panelled it wasn't necessary to keep them on ( and they're very very flimsy to paint ) we secure them to the walls anyway so we didn't need the extra support that the back panels give :)
Think I'll read a little today - just got in our order of 4 more Maisie Dobbs books :)
And I have Goldfinch sitting on my end table ready to devour!
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone
It's the day of rest - try to remember that ♥
Going to the following parties - come see!
Common Ground The Charm of Home French Country Cottage
My Turn for Us Miss Mustard Seed The Shabby Nest
Remodelaholic I Heart Naptime Funky Junk Interiors
My 1929 Charmer Uncommon Design
Under the table & dreaming