April 13, 2017
If you follow me on social media, you have probably seen that we — and by “we”, I mean Will — recently completed a project that we’ve had on our to-do list for about 3.5 years. We built built-in bookshelves in our living room!
Both Will and I have a love for books and a love for reading. We enjoy reading in the evenings, while we’re at the beach, on cruises, out on our back patio or front porch on beautiful days. We enjoy perusing bookstores and thrift stores, buying new books to read. Because of this, both of our bookshelves were starting to become a little cramped…
In lieu of a gift or the 30th birthday trip we were thinking about going on, I decided that I wanted those shelves for my birthday :) Coolest birthday gift I’ve ever received.
While I did “help” Will by holding the end of some boards or by handing him the drill every now and then, and I did end up painting the shelves once they were installed, Will did all the real work. He’s pretty much superman when it comes to fixing/building things :)
Our downstairs was in shambles that week… I did all the painting! Yay! I did something helpful! ;-) Time for the other side…
And here they are today! I’m still in the process of decorating the shelves, so we just have some placeholders in there for now. I’ll finish decorating at some point soon… I hope!
I love our shelves so much! Will did an incredible job! I feel like they make our ceilings look taller and the room looks brighter and happier. And now our books have room to breathe! We can even buy new books now. Heehee :) Before, it was to the point where we had no more room for additional books. I’m pretty excited about that and may very well make a trip out to the bookstore today!