11.03.2008

The Library~

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.


Here's a close-up of all of the doodads on top of the bookcase.

And what room is complete without a barn star or two? ...Well, actually, lots of rooms are, but not this one ;-)

Happy Monday~

19 comments:

Rachel said...

I think it looks GREAT!! And I am loving that grain bin for your magazines. And of course those green barn stars LOVE IT!!!!


Ps. Can I covet your bathroom!! It's looks AMAZING!!! I love how you mixed and matched stuff. I think it looks perfect.

;)Rachel

Trisha said...

Cute!Cute! Cute! I love the idea of a library..I am really green with envy! Speaking of green...the barn stars look so cute against the contrast of the paint color!

Betsy said...

Looks great...my husband and I are the exact same way. Your post made me smile thinking of how we get into projects before we have any people over.

Sandy Toes said...

Wow...looks just great! I love that wooden bin to hold books...so great! I love the leather chair!
-sandy toes

Shannon said...

It all looks so great. I love the bookcase and I LOVE that paint color!

Kasey Hunt said...

I love the paint colors and the green stars. They really stand out against the gray.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Nice library shelf update, or I should say "exchange." I've never before seen a barn star in apple green. I like it!

Blessings,

Sher

Darlene said...

Hi Wendy,

It all looks FABULOUS!!! That grain bin is wonderful for your magazines...love it. Barn stars just perfect!!!

Valarie said...

Very nice!!

Emily said...

Great book shelf. Doesn't every guy need a nice leather chair in their office too. My hubby has one that reclines. Love the barn stars.

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Wendy! I just came over from Joy's and I absolutely love your style too! I love every post you've done and have added you to my favorite list so you'll be seeing me nose around a lot!!!lol Have a great night - Sincerely, Jeannette

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, gosh, Wendy, you are so talented. It's beautiful in there! I love the colors on the walls - do you remember what you used?

Holly said...

OK- Fabulous as always!! Why am I not surprised? I love the way it all came together. You and the fire-dog are like the dynamic duo. :)

Julie said...

okay I love the bookshelve. it looks great and those barn stars are just a great pop in the room! I think the grain bin is a great idea for magazines. You and hubby make a great team.
julie

Angie said...

The "new" library looks great! You sound like us - deciding to move furniture around at a crazy time. LOVE those stars in that pretty green!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love the library! The bookcase looks great in there!
Carrie

Holly said...

Nice job! Love the color, and the bookshelf too.

Domestic Accident said...

Where do you find such awesomeness? Just beautiful!

Totallyscrappy said...

I love barn stars!