Library Makeover

FINALLY. Our library (aka front spare bedroom) makeover is complete! Well, complete enough for me to share it with you. I mean, let’s be honest, nothing in this house will ever be truly complete. As I write this, I’m already working through the next project in my mind. But, I digress. Back to the library.

If you’ll recall – this is what it looked like before. Those shelves – yikes! We went from dark, brown and heavy to white, bright and airy. Here’s what the room look likes now:

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So fresh. The bookcase, of course, is the real showstopper:

IMG_8203I colour-coded the books like a crazy-person and then layered in some of our favourite things: photos of all our gorgeous nieces and nephews, mementos from our travels together, framed accomplishments and family heirlooms.

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I’m beyond thrilled with the result. Everything just seems to work together so much better now. The chairs. The antique tool box -come-side-table. The sewing-table-turned-desk. The basket of to-be-read books on the floor. Even my $5 pineapple lamp with brand new gold sequin shade looks fab.

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I can’t wait to curl up in here and read, or even – dare I say it – work. Maybe this new room will even help me get through The Girl on the Train. Anyone else struggling with this read? At least when I’m done with it I’ll be able to add it to the appropriately coloured shelf!

- C

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