This is a corner of my living room and it’s flanked with bookcases. I’ll be honest with you the only books I really own are design books and they are kept upstairs in my office on my campaigner shelves. I’m also probably one of the reasons why bookstores are closing because I’m a big kindle reader. It is always next to me whether it be near my bed or in my purse when I’m out and about, I read more now then I ever did because of the ease of being able to download a book in a mere moment! I’m all about the instant gratification!
The chair in the photo below is one of a set that my husband bought for me almost 6 months ago. You know your husband is the one when he knows your love for cane furniture! The chair obviously needed a makeover though!
The first thing I did was take out the shelves and tape up the back of the bookshelf in order to paint it. I chose to paint the back of the bookshelf the same color as my dining room ceiling which is 2 shades darker then the living room.
Then came the books, the books I did not have. As much as I am a kindle lover I love books, I think they are beautiful, they make a statement and they make a house feel like a home. This has turned into a fun project for my husband and I, because slowly (very slowly) we’ve been collecting books for our shelves.
A quick chair makeover, simply spraying the chair black, some fabric on clearance from JoAnn’s and some new nail head trim I scored on ebay and it looks so much better!
In the last photo I added a green pillow (I’ve since changed it to a purple pillow.) There’s still lots of work to be done but I’m getting there!
It’s going to be a busy week, the stone for my fireplace has come in and I’m off to pick it up today, so I’m hoping within the next 2 weeks my fireplace wall will be done!! Another item off the list!