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The Shelves are UP!


What started as the discussion to add a single narrow shelf in our dining room, turned into this... & boy am I happy it did!  With some careful planning, some wrong cuts & lots of caulk we were able to build this wrap around library all by ourselves.  

When it came to styling, I went with more of a library feel (as I had more books than things to use) of course this is something that can evolve over time.  We also incorporated a larger shelf in the middle of each tower to act as our bar storage.  

This room now feels like the center of the home, well it technically is the center of the home.  In terms of design/decorating it brings the whole home together.  The color palette (thanks mostly to books & accessories) helps tie each room together, not just feeling like another room, but a continuation of space.  I feel like this is an important factor when decorating, especially in a small space.

I shared earlier our favorite tools that were used to build this bad boy!  I highly recommend that every DIY enthusiast have item number 2 in their arsenal!  I have used it four times since we built these.


We have officially had family dinner in the room twice now (rather than on our coffee table like usual) & plan to make it a regular event.  The littles even requested we eat in there last night. 

xo-K

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14 comments:

  1. All I can say is WOW! That is awesome. Great job. Maybe you can come redo my dining room next. :) xo

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  2. Such a beautiful room....great job, you are truly talented!

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  3. Wonderful. What a totally transformed room between the addition of the book shelves and the faux fireplace. Love the classic black and white + soft turquoise pops scheme ... I'm currently working on a black & white scheme for my dining space. So super smart your idea to include a deeper shelf in the middle of each book case for bar / serving needs ... pinning.

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  4. looks awesome! makes the room really interesting to look at!

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  5. Your pictures are so gorgeous! You could photograph a pencil and make it look fabulous!!!

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  6. Awesome! You did an incredible job and the styling is beautiful!

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  7. You guys act fast! This is beautiful!

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  8. Gorgeous. It looks like it's been there forever and adds a ton of character. I seriously don't know how you guys whip out project after project. Amazing.

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  9. I'm glad you did too! your dining room is amazing! You guys really outdid yoursleves again!!! Kudos to you both!

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  10. What a gorgeous statement it adds to your dining room, I've always loved the cozy feel of library/dining room. Wishing you many seasons of fun syling! :)

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  11. I'll take it all! The shelves, the perfectly placed books, the little white tureens on the table that would make my daily bowl of Captain Crunch look so much classier and the big beautiful trees out the back door. I think you need to move on to a new project area and lucky you I have one. Trade houses?

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  12. wow wow wow!! im in love! i am thinking this might be the ticket for MY french doors and lack of storage space problem! Any chance you have a tutorial up on how you did this? it looks amazing, you guys must be so proud!

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K