Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Traveling Bookcases

We've had these bookcases for a long time and over the years they've done some traveling...

The 1990's

Back in the 90's the bookcases made their home in the living room (they were actually quite organized back then!). I love our current cottage look, but I still have such a fondness for primitive decor. It's amazing how different the living room looks now considering the fact that we're still using the same sofa, wing chair, rocker, curtains, shutters, birdhouse church, and apothecary chest that appear in this photo!
Summer 2007

The bookcases were moved into the family room roughly 8 years ago (I am so symmetrical that I couldn't envision them anywhere but flanking the sliding glass door, which was a disaster for TV and treadmill placement.) And the bookcases, no longer organized, had also exploded into a disorganized, cluttered mess by 2007!
October 2008

This is where the bookcases ended up. I really wasn't sure if I was going to like them pushed together on one wall, but I was willing to give it a try... Before they were moved, I got serious about donating some old books and also got rid of a lot of clutter from the shelves... However, they were far from finished when I took this picture back in October.
I'm happy to say that I've grown to love their new location as well as the 'flow' of the family room. And I'm doubly happy to say that the bookcases are finally organized!! I'll share pictures of the finished project in my next post.


Tracey said...

Donna I love the final outcome. I love that they are pushed together, It gives them a library-type feeling which I love. Keep up the good work and look forward to seeing the organization finale!!

Kathleen said...

I love the look of the "after". The bookcases look great together, what a smart move. I also like that there is more white...Stay warm Donna!

Diana said...

It's fun to look back and watch how rooms change. I like today's look best so far.

the undomesticated wife said...

Something like those bookcases are so good to have because, as you've shown, they can be used in so many ways! You could even split them up into two different rooms if needed. Don't get rid of them! ;)

They look very nice pushed together to make a little reading nook!

Susan S. said...

Good job! I like the final outcome and the previous post showing you furniture replacement REALLY WORKS. Like the accessories you've used too!

TattingChic said...

I really enjoyed looking at your last few posts! You really pulled the room together with a few moves! Very strategic! Everything looks fabulous now!

Envoy-ette said...

I really like where the bookcases ended up. Good job!