We live in THE trick-or-treating neighborhood for our town (and some of the surrounding towns as well) so for the two Halloweens that we've lived in this house, we've invited a bunch of friends over for a potluck dinner and trick-or-treating. Just a little matter of oh, say, about 30 or so people. The normal person would simply clean the house for a party. Yeah, that's what the normal person would do. But not me and the Hubby. Nope not us, because I let him talk me into rearranging our library on the day of the party.
Perhaps some of you remember a few posts back when I asked for advice on what color to paint this great little table in the library. Well, the Hubby has never liked it there. Don't get me wrong, he likes the table, just not in the library. We thought if we painted it, he'd like it better, but we decided to put that little project on the back burner and simply move it out of the library all together. We've also been planning to make some built-in bookshelves ever since we moved in. But it hasn't happened yet. And neither of us were happy with the cheapy bookcase that we had in there, but perhaps the day of a big party wasn't the best time to move the nice Pottery Barn bookcase out of the Princess' room and into the library. Perhaps not. But we did it anyway, and I'm so glad we did. It ended up looking fabulous...and everything still got cleaned in time for the party. BARELY.
So here's a little bit of the library makeover.
This bookcase just fits better in this room. Above it is one of the Hubby's photos. And in case you're interested, you can find an article I wrote for Blissfully Domestic on making your bookshelves beautiful here.
Does this little beauty look familiar? It was one of my Literary Pumpkins from Halloween...I just took off his jack-o-lantern face, and now he looks great in my bookcase!
Here you can see where the bookcase sits in relation to the Hubby's chair!
This old grain bin makes a great place to stash my magazines.