We like to do things backwards

Since moving into our new house at the end of August last year, we've been slowly furnishing it so it looks the way we want it to. Last weekend, we broke down and went to Ikea to get one last thing I felt that the living room was missing: a bookshelf. We got a "great" deal (let's not kid ourselves: it's just some particle board and some screws) and I was so excited about it that Max was kind enough to tackle putting it together right away!

And then I had fun filling it with all of our little treasures:


On the top of the bookshelf is a clock that belonged to Max's grandfather (a gift from GM, in fact!). On the first two rows are my scrapbooks and journals, some hand drawn paintings of various European cities, a handmade pottery vase (a wedding gift from a college roommate), and some wedding pictures. On the bottom two rows are Max's various textbooks: religion, languages, and psychology. Oh, and can you spot the cat? She's probably wondering if that will be a safe place to hide from the dog...

Here's the view from the other side of the living room:

Now we just need to cover up all of this nice furniture so we can paint the walls!!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Home home on the range looks great...

Kenzie said...

I love all of the little extras you added! We need a book case something awful, but I haven't figured out where I can squeeze one into yet!

Elissa said...

My husband says "No more bookcases." I have an obsession with books. The colors and smell and feel in your hand. I really need help. When I first moved out the only thing I had was a futon and two book shelves. I need a house with a library. I love the clock & the cat!

Sharlene T. said...

I just need to move into the library and that would settle everything -- I'm never without a book. I'm still trying to decide what color to paint my living room. It's hard when rooms sort of blend with each other -- can't figure out where to stop...looks lovely.

Sarah Garb said...

I made a similar IKEA purchase a few years back. I love how the array of neat little cubes make everything look so orderly!

Randy et Jan said...

Love it, Sabedeedee!!! Do the cats try to climb up it and sit on top?

The Goldfish Herder said...

I have the same bookcase! I love it.

Sarah said...

Love the bookcase!!

hannah said...

The house looks GREAT!!!! I hope I can see it in person soon :)

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