April 20, 2011

bookcase facelift

I restyled our bookcase and I like it so much more. It went from this:
to this:
I color coordinated my books, added children's books to the two lower shelves as well as William's red piano so that he and I can jam out (our piano is just a few feet away).
I bought the bookcase in the as-is section at IKEA (the Billy bookcase) and then followed Jenny's bookcase facelift tutorial to add the trim. I know I sound like a broken record but Jenny rules. Hers is the first blog I read every day. If you aren't reading her blog you are missing out, my friends.


  1. I'm thinking that maybe you should come decorate my house...please?

  2. I am really enjoying the snippets you are showing of your home. You have such a nice eye for decorating, and doing it on a realistic, affordable level!

    (And, as always, I read your blog because I miss San Diego very much. Your posts make me miss it even more, but in a good way!)

  3. ok, now i am fantasizing about being in san diego so you can help me with this kind of stuff. you absolutely have the eye.

    its funny, i saw the first picture and went, "oh that's cute- what a great bookshelf!" and it was the "old" version. ha.

  4. I love the bookcase but I LOVE the chair by the bookcase!

  5. I have been noticing my sad book shelves. They just get things tossed on them and they need help. You are invited to come to my house and help me make them look nice. I will make you dinner. Just come over.


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