Monday, February 22, 2010

The Book Case is Now White

Here is the new/old book case we bought at the antique store. It was painted green, was very dirty, and had a wobbly board on the back of it.
Remember what it looked like before? Handy Man put two coats of white glossy latex paint on it, and we moved it to the guest room. He also removed the board on the back of it. I started to put some pictures and trinkets on top of it, and moved some books into it. 

I don't have all the books moved up there yet, but I like how it looks so far. I really love how it looks next to the light blue walls and the white trim.

And yes, that is the Twilight series on the second shelf. I am still on the first book! (Don't laugh, I have been super busy blogging, and I just got the set for Christmas. Never mind that its after Valentine's Day now!)

We have quite an oddball collection of books. We have new and old books of all subjects. On the same shelf as the Twilight books, you may be able to see some light blue books. Those are my Little House on the Prairie books. They are paperback and I have had them since I was a child. I suppose I could buy nicer hardcover copies, but I like the worn paperbacks.
On the top shelf are books that I have already read. I bought several of them at Goodwill for 25 or 50 cents. Sometimes it takes me a while to get around to books that I want to read (as you can see, with the Twilight books!), so I like to just buy them and have them around for a while.

If I don't love a book, when I'm finished with it, I will pass it on to someone. If I love it, I'll keep it. Most of those paperbacks are books I probably won't read again, but I wanted to check them out.

Do you have a lot of books around?
Linking to: Tip Junkie/House of Grace/Funky Junk Interiors/Domestically Speaking


Kristin said...

Nice job on the bookshelf! It's amazing what you can find second-hand and breathe new life into. We bought a brown dresser last year and DH painted it white to go with the rest of the furniture in our little girl's room. It looked pretty bad when we bought it and now it is just perfect!

As for books . . . well, as homeschoolers, it's safe to say that I have thousands of books in this house. 117 bookshelves that I can count off the top of my head! We have all kinds of books -- science, history, Bible, art, music, classics, kid books, albums . . . just tons (and I am always trying to purge, but it's SO hard to give up good books.) Oh, and don't ask me about all the DVD's and VHS movies we have! YIKES!

larsinnh said...

117 bookshelves??!?! yikes! that is a lot of bookshelves! We keep buying or making bookshelves, and I keep wondering where they are all going to go, we are running out of wall space.

Becky said...

I also buy books at thrift stores and store them until I have time to read them. I keep my stash of books in an old suitcase. Great job on the shelf.

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