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OMG, week 3 already? I can’t believe how quickly the time is flying during this challenge-but then again, that’s probably the biggest thing everyone who has ever done a One Room Challenge seems to have in common, so I don’t know why I’m surprised!
So this weekend, Michael and I worked on the library bookcases. And changed the plan right up until the nth hour, of course.
Have y’all seen Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick’s built in library bookcases in her prior home? She did an amazing job on them, and they’ve been my plan from the very beginning. Here’s what they look like:
We desperately need storage in this space, so I really love the idea of the cabinet on the bottom (here’s to closed storage!) with the shelves on top. So Michael and I were going through all of the cabinets and wood we needed to buy. And the more we planned, the more nervous we got.
Here’s the thing. We’re not carpenters. We can cut some wood, we can nail some stuff to the wall, but making good accurate measurements and putting all of those steps together (especially in an old house with wonky walls)…then things start to go a leetle bit pear shaped.
So Michael started negotiating. “Let’s just get some cheap bookcases from Wal-Mart and stick them on top of the cabinets. Add some trim, nobody knows.”
Don’t laugh. I was very seriously considering this. Even sourcing some beautiful graphic peel and stick paper to put on the backs and hide the tell-tale seam. #challengeaccepted #imnotaboveit
Luckily, these bookcases from Target saved the day:
This week, I’m continuing to work on the bookshelves, assembling and painting. This weekend, I’m hoping to hang the large artwork in the space. Next weekend, my mom is coming up, and I’m hoping she can help me with a fun window treatment!
Thanks for following along! You guys are the best <3 Be sure to check out the rest of the One Room Challenge participants- guest participants and featured designers– trust me, you won’t be disappointed!