13 November 2012

need: bookcase

since i feel like we're on a bit of a book theme this week… 
1/2/3/4/5/6
we've already filled up two big bookcases here & run out of room. and when i say full, i mean full. books are stacked up, shoved at odd angles into every & any space on the shelves. we've moved onto precariously piling them on top of the partition dividing our kitchen & bedroom. 

so the next couple weeks we'll be scouring the free section on craigslist to find something -- a bookcase, retired armoire, or hutch -- to paint a happy color & positively STUFF with books…and maybe cameras & animal figurines, because we have a lot of those too. 

21 comments:

  1. craigslist and di are where almost all of my furniture are from. good luck finding something awesome!

    k

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  2. haha, this sounds familiar! im sure you will find something and make it beautiful, much more fun that buying something generic! xxx

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  3. bookshelves are easily my favourite pieces of furniture. i'm on the lookout for a new one, #4 is amazing!!


    chloex

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  4. Ohh I need one!!
    This pictures are very cute.

    See you.

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  5. I love the bottom middle. You could always get two and stack them for even more room!

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  6. I love 3 + 4 + 6! However, if #3 had the birds on the branches + the double doors with chicken wire instead of glass - to keep the open feeling - like #4 and color like #6...sigh...it would be an awesome bookcase.

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  7. pardon me whilst i swoon over all of these. love that you will find one to make your own!

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  8. My bookshelf is also bursting. I really need another one, but can't afford it at the moment. I hope you find a great one!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  9. i've been looking too at the thrift stores for bookcases/shelves. don't know why i didn't think of craigslist.

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  10. i am on the same boat girly! i am in need of some new bookshelves xo

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  11. Good luck! I've been craigslisting for places to store my books and crafts too. Bottom line, I need a truck

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  12. Painting old furniture is so much fun! Unless it's chairs.... Good luck on your bookcase hunt, lady!

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  13. I'm in the same situation (book piles everywhere!), except that we don't even have enough floor space for another bookshelf! We may need to add some floating shelves to the walls...

    Good luck!
    xxo.

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  14. One can never have enough bookcases!

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  15. These are all adorable options! I also like the idea of painting the inside of a white bookshelf to add a fun pop of color to the room!

    ~Jacy

    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  16. @jeezejulia: that sounds like a great idea!

    @jacy: yessss. you are reading my mind, sister. i also thought it'd be fun to wallpaper the inside of one…maybe something vintage & floral? : )

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  17. haha love it! you can never get enough books :) good luck on your search!

    xo,
    kristyn

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  18. ahh, love. bookshelves are easily my favorite way to add character to a room! definitely need to get on craiglist as well and find one to spruce up!

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  19. @larasvintage: i can't even imagine what YOU would come up with! you're so creative. adopt me?

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  20. These are the prettiest bookcases! I am in desperate need of a new one too. I've had mine since I was little and not only is it boring and ugly but it is too small. I need a place for all my lovely books.

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