Thursday, January 30, 2014

Bye Bye Bookcase


For several years now we have had a bookcase in our living room. We started out using it to display my husband's racing trophies, well, until his collection outgrew the shelf! Later on it became our everything shelf, holding frames, photo boxes, toy baskets, and books.


Last week, while in the middle of my typical house cleaning routine, I decided I was ready for a change in this little corner of our living room. I decided to move out the bookshelf and put our TV stand in it's place. It's nice and tall so it fills up the space well, and it still serves as great storage since there are two large drawers in the unit. 


This TV stand was our very first grown up furniture purchase as a newly married couple.  It really is a beautiful, well-made piece.  I love the rustic feel.


Everything you see is stuff I already had around the house. I just moved things around a little. The mirror, which was originally white and hanging in our hallway, got a quick coat of black paint.


Audrey collected the shells on our last beach trip.  I put them in a jar and tied on a little piece of twine. I would like to make some kind of tag to tie on it stating the date of our trip.  These are the first sea shells she ever collected on her own, and I want to treasure them.


A couple of books, a lamp, and a few other accessories complete the look.



 I am working on a new furniture project for our new TV stand. I am going to use an antique dresser this time. I hope to share it with you very soon!



So what do you think? Do you like the changes? 

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8 comments:

  1. I love the change! I love the artichoke too and the shells :)

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  2. Looks great!! I love shuffling things around and getting a whole new look.

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  3. Great designing and so nice to meet you :-)

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    1. Hey Kath! Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! Have a wonderful day!

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  4. Oh, I like this update a lot. My favorite projects are usually the ones where you swap stuff around that your already have. This piece looks really nice in here. I bet it makes the room feel more open, too.

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    1. Thanks Nikki! Me too! It really does make it feel more open.

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