Tuesday, January 11, 2011

About Those Books

In exciting-to-me news, we finished a MAJOR project in our house yesterday. Remember those books I was talking about the other day? How I like 'em? Well, we had a major issue around that, since this house had no built-ins and not a lot of space for freestanding bookcases. So we decided to fix that. (That is, we decided to hire people to fix that. We are not renovators. We are not of the handy tribe.)

We used to have walls that looked like this:

Pretty dreadful, right? (The emptiness isn't helping, but I couldn't find a reasonable picture from before the project started. Photo-journalism FAIL.)

It wasn't better without the crappy bookcases:

And lo, the books were without home, and there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth (especially in the closet, where more books languished in the dark):

 But then the carpenters did appear, and there was great rejoicing in the land:


And it was good.

9 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh Wow, gorgeous.

I am so jealous.

Kevin said...

Looks Awesome!

Anonymous said...

love it... i, too, am jealous!!!

Anonymous said...

So very nice and cozy! I bet your books are lovin' it!

Rowena said...

niiiiiice

gourmetmom said...

jealous! that is AWESOME!

Sue said...

O.M.G. I'm speechless with jealousy. Er, I mean, happiness for you.

Grace said...

Wow. Dude. That's a LOT of bookcases.

Which is a good thing, in case you were wondering.

AG Ambroult said...

wait, what? that is YOUR house? holy. freaking. jealousy.
it is MY DREAM to have built-ins in one entire room.

gazing with eyes glazed over...