I am so excited to share this built-in bookcase with you! It sounds so funny, but to finally have small space of my own dedicated to creating is like a dream come true. And it’s something that I have thought about doing for so long that I can’t believe that we actually did it! My hubby was such a good sport too and quite the hunky handyman.:)
Here are two shots of the space before. We are in a split level and are lucky enough that our dining room area is a bit more elongated than the other homes in our area. I was never quite sure what to do with the back area as you can tell by the two photos.
You can see the how we built it here.
What do you think of my bookcases?
let’s get closer…
and peek around the corner…
Ta-da! Isn’t it exciting!!!
My daughter even made me a sign.We still have to move the clock over the mantel and I still have lots of fussing to do. I want to put a magnetic cork board up among other things, but I couldn’t wait to finish to show you.
it was so nice to pull stuff out of plastic tubs and have space to put it!
We made the shelves adjustable so that I could get bigger things on there if I needed to.
There’s even a space for my sewing machine and canvases and tall stuff too.
I wanted the back to blend in with the rest of the house and serve a purpose.
…And hide the incredible mess I am capable of making. And this way if I need to spread out past my desk, the table isn’t too far away, and I don’t have to be constantly cleaning up my space.
And if for some reason I am not using the space any more, we now have a little home office or even a place to put a reading nook. I feel like that area has more purpose.I am so glad we finally took those first steps and just did it!
P.S. For those of you that have asked; my drapes were sewn from a Thomas Paul fabric called Aviary.
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