Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Restyling My Bookcases

I've never ascribed to the theory that less is more - I'm definitely a "more is more" kind of girl.  I tend to get as much "stuff" as I can into any given space.  I've tried to love the "spare" look - and I do, for someone else.  But more is me.

So I decided to redo my bookcases, to get more "stuff"!  They had a lot before:

Then I decided to move them together to create a sense of coziness:  So I created a "corner" library where they met on adjoining walls.  And then I decided to paint the backs green.

Now I reformatted them, and we'll see how long these changes last.

The wicker baskets are what kick started this redo.  I love texture, and have wanted baskets for storage for some time - just didn't want to pay the prices I've found.  However, a few days ago I was in one of my favorite antique stores and saw these baskets, reasonably priced!!!  So I have a lot of my books and cds that aren't very attractive in the baskets.  Most of these books (except for my decorating books) are vintage.

I collect books with pink spines (and they're pretty hard to come by!).  I am loving this particular vignette.

My view when I'm watching tv

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