House Project ~ Bookcase Built-ins

Yay! We finally have bookcase built-ins! I have always wanted some in our home... they add such a welcoming, cozy feeling to a space, and my husband is pretty much a bookaholic. :) I was lucky that he left me a couple shelves to fill and Kaelyn got half of a shelf... but he did make her her own bookcase for her room quite awhile ago so it's okay. (You can see a glimpse of it in the nursery tour HERE. Her room has changed quite a bit and her bookcase definitely has a lot more books now.)
I really wanted our many stacks of books all over to be better organized. Well when David got the urge to build some bookcases over Christmas break I said it had to go from floor to ceiling... because really that is the best use of space. So glad he went with my idea!
So here is the only picture I could find that showed a glimpse of the old bookcase we had in the room before. It worked great but didn't hold near the amount of books we needed it to.
And here is the in progress photo showing what hubby designed and built for the space...
Several people wondered if we'd be able to fill much of it. Ha, ha. They had no idea!
Anyways, then it was my job to caulk and paint. Hubby was so excited to get his books on the shelves that he actually helped paint. It was almost killing him to wait a few days for the paint to cure before putting anything on the shelves. :)
Not much space left in this bookcase so maybe we'll have to make another one for our living room someday, right hun? :)


Hubby said...

Anything for you, babe.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Wow! Looks fantastic! :)

Jodi Ulschmid said...

Thanks Jennifer! David did an awesome job! I'm very lucky he's so talented with wood. :)