Monday, December 22, 2008

AAAAH! (Set To Angelic Music Not Frustration!)

This year for Christmas I told Jim I wanted to turn the "dogs room" into a library. Like many people we had an entire room in our house that was just storing random things and not really being usable space.

Before.



Jim was happy to do this not only because it would make me happy but also because he knew I would need my mom to help me on the shopping end of things. :) My mom and I planned a trip to Ikea yesterday so we could pick out the items I needed to turn my library into a reality before Christmas. I had and idea in my head of course but when I double measured my room I discovered that one of the bookcases I was thinking about buying was larger than I wanted. My mom pointed out a great alternative and helped with accessory selection. :) (We even put 75% of the shelves together ourselves before calling in Seth for reinforcement. )

I worked on organizing and cleaning out my books last night an this morning and now I love my library! You can see the dogs still have plenty of space but better attmosphere. I was able to use some of my favorite art prints that I have been saving since I moved in with Jiim, yes for over four years, and plan on working on getting art above the dog Kennels soon!



I'm having a difficult time staying out of this room but now of course I'm moving on to the studio! You know how these kinds of things spread!

4 comments:

Kelly Kilmer said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jeane's mom wrote: It looks just like we imagined it in our heads, but now that the bookcases are full, even better! I can't wait to see it in person since it was half before and half after when I left yesterday. Do you think the dogs think they "moved?" Wait 'til they see what Santa Paws is bringing them to add one more punch of color to their "new" room. Remember to let me know if you need any help in the studio. xoheartp, MH

derek and kelly said...

Of course I love it. But what I love the most is the green lights above the tall bookshelf. Nice touch!

miss sumbal said...

Yay! I'm glad that your dreams came true this Christmas. :)