Book Love

Redoing the Bookshelf

Books all over table

I don’t know what it is, but something about the sun shining in and the ability to have the windows open and a breeze rushing through the apartment just makes me want to clean and decorate. Unfortunately, satisfying that urge can be difficult when you’re on a strict spending fast – no, I can’t buy those new throw pillows; no, that bookcase is not purchasable right now…

So to satisfy my urge I set my sights on rearranging our single big bookcase – it belongs to the apartmentmate, and is a beautiful, antique behemoth that has its home in our dining room and doubles as a liquor cabinet. Me and the apartmentmate agreed that it’d look best with a collection of antique(ish) books inside, and so over the past few visits to my parents’ house, I combed through my stored collection for as many old-looking books as I could find.

So far I’m pleased with the results – I swapped out many of the newer books that had been stored in the cabinet with old tomes, and it’s starting to look really nice. The only problem is that I have too many books! A really well balanced bookcase has room for some decorations and knickknacks after all, and so far I’ve only been able to work in my little Japanese and Ukrainian dolls…

Favorite Bookcase Decorations

But at least they’re cute!

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