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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sneak Peek of the New Bookcases

Remember in this post here when I mentioned we had a contractor coming to build some bookcases in my hub's home office?

Well, here's a sneak peek (of just one part of a whole wall of bookcases).


They would be done, but a couple of the cabinet doors cracked in shipment.  We have to wait another 6 weeks for new doors to arrive, but I'm still so glad I decide to have cabinets built on the bottom.  I went back and forth on this for awhile.  I love the look of floor to ceiling open shelves.  In practicality though my hub has a lot of stuff (and it ain't pretty to look at), so I think it's best for that stuff to stay behind closed doors.  Even the printer fits inside the bottom cabinets!

I'm still deciding on hardware for these doors.


Maybe by the time the replacement doors show up I'll finally be done tweaking these shelves.


Probably not though.  They already look different, and I took these pictures less than 12 hours ago.  

My best advice when you're working on any arrangement is to take a picture and examine it.  You see things so differently when you're looking at a picture than when you're staring at a space in real life.  It's also good to walk away.  Arrange a little, then walk away and do something else, then come back in and arrange a little more.  You'll have fresh eyes, and fresh eyes are always better.  Last - you can always text a picture to a design loving friend.  New eyes can be even better than fresh eyes!  

One last little sneak peek......


I finished wallpapering!  I promise to give you a full rundown.  It was a whole lot easier than I thought it would be!  And the new curtain panels arrived last week.  I had a credit to use at Pottery Barn so I splurged on velvet panels!  Me likey!  

Okay - more to come - I promise!  

16 comments:

  1. love the sneak peek! :) can't wait to see it unveiled!

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  2. I was wondering how the office was coming along and....it's gorgeous, I can already tell! Anxious to see the whole thing!

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  3. Me likely too! That wallpaper is gorgeous. Are you for hire?

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  4. I've had a ridiculous crush on those velvet curtains for SO long now.

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  5. I can't wait for the full reveal of that wallpaper!

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  6. They look amazing! I could have saved myself a lot of headache and frustration if I could have had you come do mine (: So the Salyersville book, you or your husband? My husband is from that neck of the woods too - just a little farther east.

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  7. Oh Carmel they look gorgeous! And styled so prettily!!

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  8. Wow it's coming together so beautifully! The wallpaper looks gorgeous. I like your tips about the shelving too- pictures always help me edit styling too.

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  9. Ohh painted (backs) of bookshelves, wallpaper and velvet curtains, no wonder we are friends! I love it all :-)

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  10. Carmel the bookcase is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the whole thing and I love how you styled it already. I stink at that! Building bookcases myself was on my new year's wishlist, but at this point I don't see it happening in 2012, so I'm living vicariously through you!!

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  11. How exciting! And I'm loving that wallpaper! Cant wait for the full room reveal!!! :)

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  12. Gorgeous! Can't wait to see the full reveal!

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  13. Oh girl! I like what I'm seeing!!! Nothing so great as a wonderfully styled bookshelf...and cabinets to hide the rest of the crapola (c;

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  14. Gah! Dying to see the whole thing. Such gorgeous built ins. And the velvet drapes are so pretty. You actually wallpapered yourself? We need to talk. Oh, and I spy the Steve Jobs book. Such a great read.

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  15. The built ins are really pretty. Like everything you do. I like the grasscloth wallpaper also- Its funny My parents had grasscloth wallpaper in their bedroom from when I was really young and when they got rid of it, it was great (It collects a lot of dirt over the years.) Its funny how everything old becomes new again.

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