Gone Paintin’

August 4, 2012

Family

I’ve HAD it. We’ve done next to nothing all summer because it’s been so blasted hot. But I don’t care. Soon winter will be here and I won’t be able to do anything except huddle around my little heater. So despite the scorching heat wave that hasn’t really ended since it began in May, I am going to DO something around here. I’m going to remodel my living room/office. I can no longer tolerate the boxes (and boxes) of books, the stacks of papers all over the floor, the furniture crammed into the corners. I’m gonna remodel!

We intend to paint the walls, sew and hang new (brighter, lighter) curtains, and create a monster built-in bookshelf along one wall. It’s my very first bookcase unit ever, so be praying for me, lol.

Here are some before photos to tantalize your curiosity.

Living Room before 1

The bare wall once held a couple of those cheapo Chinese particle-board bookcases, the kind you get at Walmart. We cleared everything out last night. They were starting to sag tremendously under the weight of my aged and dusty tomes. My new bookcase unit will tower to the ceiling, sport little lights and look fabulous. At least, that’s how I see it.

Like I said, please be praying for me! 😎

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2 Responses to “Gone Paintin’”

  1. Rena Says:

    If you really don’t want to make a bookcase then check
    Craigslist. I saw some made out of REAL WOOD, yes!!

    I am going to look at one this Saturday hopefully for $15, its
    4 feet long and almost 6 feet tall.

    I am slowly putting together my library/sitting room
    upstairs. I already have a big bookcase up there but
    mostly have knick knacks on it lol. So, of course
    I need another bookcase for books!

  2. Rena Says:

    Oh oh forgot to add…. I have been looking at sites that reuse things
    that many people would just throw out.

    Beautiful furniture and bookcases can be made from …….

    Pallets!!! Yes, Pallets!! :beebop:

    Here is one site that made a small book shelf..

    http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/02/pallet-bookshelves-tutorial.html