Well, that happened to me last week, but I thought I would share it with you anyways just for fun.
It all started with my collection of vintage books. I have a small board on Pinterest called "library" with inspiring displays of books. I enjoy when they are randomly and haphazardly arranged.
I have quite a hefty collection and they are strewn about my house in various locations. A bunch of them have been cluttering up my dining room for the past two months since taking down my Valentine's mantel. I really wanted them out of there, so I had an idea. I was going to completely fill my corner shelf with them.
So there I was...scurrying around my house finding all of my vintage books, bringing stacks and stacks of them to the living room.
I will get to the "fail" part later, but for now...here are some of my beautiful vintage books. Some are in pretty rough shape, but it doesn't bother me. In fact, I love that they have been in the hands of so many others, read and reread, tattered with age.
The outside of these books can tell stories all their own.
I have several very old French books.
The shelf underneath the books was bowing. It is quite a hefty collection indeed. Too hefty in fact. The front trim, that was original to the old door, had actually started pulling away from the side. I didn't want to ruin this lovely shelf my husband had built for me.
Here is a full shot after I got the middle section done. I had hoped to fill up both the top and bottom shelves as well, but that didn't happen. I do think it would have looked pretty cool, but oh well! Live and learn.
But...the good news is, I did finally figure out how I wanted to finish off this shelf (it is now lined with dark brown burlap) and it is already done and decorated for spring. I can't wait to share it with you! Hopefully, early next week so be sure to come back for a visit! And be sure to follow by email or other social media to stay updated!
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