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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Bookcases are Coming!

Since the day we moved in to this house I have wanted floor to ceiling bookcases in the hubs office.  It's supposed to be a formal living room, but there's nothing formal about the way we live.  So it was the perfect spot for my hub to set up shop.  Here's how it looked after the initial makeover I gave it back in March of last year.




Then many months after my hub told me that he didn't like having his desk against the window, so we re-arranged the furniture.  Men!  Sometime in the next week or so, a floor to ceiling built-in bookcase will be going in along the wall where the Target bookcases are now.  So today I've started..........



pulling frames down from the gallery wall.  Because I can't just have bookcases built.  I have to also put up wallpaper and change the curtain panels, obviously.  It's never just one thing is it?  Anyhow, I can't wait for the contractor to start building and installing.  For now I'm still dreaming..........

                                              Source: emilyaclark.blogspot.com via Carmel (@ Our Fifth House) on Pinterest





                                                       Source: houzz.com via Carmel (@ Our Fifth House) on Pinterest


but very soon my dreams will be a reality, although they will have a more masculine feel to them since it's his space of course (cough, at least he thinks it is, cough).  The bookcases will be a combination of these two inspiration pics.  It's going to be so great to have this extra storage space as we don't have a closet on the first floor and my hubs job requires lots of "stuff".  Now instead of piling his desk high he'll have a place to shove all his junk.  At least that's my hope anyway.

So, does one thing lead to another when you're making improvements in your home?  Do you like the look of floor to ceiling bookcases?

18 comments:

  1. ooooooh that is so exciting! i have never seen that office- love it! love the rug and desk!

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  2. I can't wait to see them in action! They are going to look perfect in the office. Are you going to have the backs painted a color?

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  3. I heart the look of floor to ceiling bookcases! Your office space is already so gorgeous, those bookcases are going to look fantastic!! And one thing ALWAYS seems to lead to another when it comes to house projects, doesn't it? Kind of like those "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" books, right? ;-)

    Love the hardwood floors you have in there too, as I am hardwood-obsessed right now. What is the stain/color?

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  4. You're going to have his 'stuff' looking very stylish in no time! Can't wait to see it all come together!

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  5. Can't wait to see! I adore floor-to-ceiling bookcases!

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  6. Love built-ins! I would be giddy at just the thought of filling them up!

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  7. Your inspiration pics are beautiful!! Can't wait to see your version!!

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  8. One thing ALWAYS leads to another for me! I just love this stuff too much to stop at one :) Can't wait to see the built-ins, they will be great in that space!

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  9. ohhh! How exciting! and yes when you make changes to one thing in the room- well the rest of the room just has to follow suite, right? Dying to see what you pick or wallpaper!

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  10. Oh, so fun. I would be over the moon. SO fun to style and design!

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  11. Love the rug, can't wait to see how the built-ins will look.

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  12. How exciting! Those bookcases are going to look phenomenal in there! And with that big of a change of course you need to change the curtains and walls! ;)

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  13. It's really coming together...I can't wait to see how the built-ins look! We have some in my husband's office too, but we had to do so much work to refinish them that I think it would have been easier to tear them down and build new! http://sixteenfourteen.weebly.com/2/post/2012/05/reston-remodelista-brians-home-office.html

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  14. Emily's bookcases are one of my favorites! I think yours are going to look just as good! So exciting!

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  15. I have always wanted floor to ceiling bookcases! I know yours are going to turn out beautiful, I can't wait to see them.

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  16. Yes I do......bookcases are sexy.....love accessorizing them! You are gonna have a blast doing that.

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