Journey of a Bookcase - Part Deux
One of the items on my Ten Tasks for Ten Days (otherwise known as the kick in the rear patoot challenge from Gina over at the Shabby Chic Cottage), was to finally finish my bookcases in the living room. In Part One you were able to see the shelves in complete disarray (horrible sight!) That was almost two months ago. As you can see, I'm not one to rush into things.
I finally took everything off the shelves and started the painting. As soon as I'm through with this post I'll finish the back of the shelves. The shelves themselves are completely painted. Doing a task randomly is the hallmark of a person with ADD. But guess what? It gets done, and that's all that matters.
A Note on the Bookcase:
I'm a huge fan of standards and brackets. This wall in the living room was completely useless. The hall is directly to the right which meant you couldn't put any furniture there unless you wanted to climb over a chair to get into the living room. So up went 8" deep shelves on standards and brackets. I talked my hubby into slamming up end pieces to enclose them and he added crown molding on the top. Voila - shelves that look built in.
I clamped two inexpensive lamps (I think they were $5.00 on sale at Wally World) on the crown molding for spot lights.
Arrrrrgh! Big pile of books in middle of room.
One thing that has made the painting less than fun is the wood stove. It's right next to shelves and my hubby has been starting fires early in the morning. I'm trying to tell myself I'm really in an expensive spa having a steam bath. So far it's not working!
Arranging Bookshelves Info:
If you didn't sign up for the last challenge at The Shabby Chic Cottage, Gina will be starting a new challenge soon. It probably won't be quite so, well, challenging!