I had a brainstorm this weekend ( much to John's horror )
We had a designated place in the last 2 houses for these Ikea bookshelves - ( God - I miss that house - at this point I think I always will - it's the one that " got away " - or that I threw away - ok enough whining )
unfortunately we don't have such a space here - they had to be placed behind a chair in the teeny tiny living room ( and they looked awful in brown so I white washed them )
And they worked for the past year
but after many years ( 10 ) of holding very heavy hard cover
( mostly ) books - the shelves were beginning to sag which drives me insane - book shelves should always be perfectly straight, don't you think? Or is that another part of my neurosis?
anyway - we have a hutch that was sitting in the dining room that's not yet a dining room..................
and you know how it is..................repurposing items is NOT John's forte - so I had to make a lot of promises ( of which I have no intention of keeping )
1) I will not disturb him through any of the fast approaching hockey playoffs.
2) I will not ask him to do anything for the next 2 weekends
3) I will not come up with any more changes for the next 2 months
4) I will not decide that I prefer it as a hutch after all and want it back in the dining room
But we got it out of the dining room that's not yet a dining room and into the teeny tiny living room.
The beauty of this is they're behind glass ( or they will be when I put the glass inserts back in the two outer sides )
You should never renovate a house with exposed books - or you'll spend just as much time dusting the books as you are tearing down walls...............
It was a nightmare to move - a N.I.G.H.T.M.A.R.E.
The bottom piece was do-able ( just ) but that top piece? Trying to angle it around this small place?
Shaking from my head to my feet - screaming out that I was going to drop it every 5 seconds - and eventually talking myself through it
You can do it Suzan
You can do it Suzan
You can do it Suzan
John says - CAN YOU STOP CHANTING PLEASE??????????????
Suzan says - OMG - I didn't think it was this heavy
John yells - THIS WAS YOUR HARE BRAINED IDEA !!!!
John says - MOVE !!!!!! My hockey game is starting soon -
Suzan says - If you're going to act so negative - they'll lose
John says - Stop talking so ridiculous - and MOVE
Suzan says - I AM !!!
John says - THIS IS FOR DISHES - AND IT BELONGS IN A DINING ROOM !
But not anymore................................
John says - I'm NOT moving that thing again
Suzan says - What if I decide I want it upstairs in the office?
John says - Well don't be surprised if you're served with papers the day after...............
John says - Why is it that everything you buy is as heavy as a piece of furniture can be?
Suzan says - It keeps us in shape !
John says - No - this will kill us - GOLF will keep me in shape - thank you very much
After a year here - nothing has looked right yet - but I'm trying - I'm really really trying lol
As for that Hockey game?
John says - You jinxed them !
( it's not nice to fool with Mother Nature John )
But the living room looks a little more " right " today
Here's how it looked in the last place
If you're new here you can look at my last house HERE - if you're into 100 year old Victorian city flats - than it's kind of a dream one...............
( and please don't bother looking around this current one yet - unless you're into 100 year old cottage fixer uppers that are kind of a nightmare )
By the way - the unit was painted with Annie Sloan French Linen - no wax - no protection - about 4 years ago - and it's held up beautifully !
Now I have to go pick up some glass knobs - how many of you noticed it was missing them and just didn't want to say anything LOL ???
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