Friday, January 20, 2012

Organizing a Bookshelf

Hi Friends!  A few years ago I had a built-in bookcase made from a 1970's style "wet-bar" in our family room.  Thanks to a bit of creativity on my part and a fantastic carpenter, this lovely bookcase became a reality for us.  The back of the shelves are beadboard, with some great detailing on the posts.  :)

However, the other day I was looking at it, and it looked pretty so:

The surface was piled with random objects, books and just a few of the charging cords that seem to lurk all over the house (argh)...

So I took a few minutes, removed a few things and found proper homes for the others and within about 15 minutes it looked like this:

I know nothing of restyling shelves.  I realize that these could look even more awesome and coordinated, but frankly I have never understood the need to go purchase things for shelves just so that they look pretty:  aren't they REALLY made to be functional?

Big payoff for a small bit of my time...

Thanks for reading!



  1. How lovely....I'd like to invite you to share this @CountryMommaCooks Link&Greet party....going on now-Sunday....Have a great weekend!

  2. Your shelving looks great....amazing how just moving things around makes things more aesthetically appealing. Shelves! Do we ever have enough, I know I am always wishing for more.I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
    Hugs, Gayle.

  3. You can never have enough shelving and yours looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing. This is my first visit to your special space, I will follow on my way out as I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you,I hope you will find the some time to come visit me some time. Cheers SpecialK XoXo


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