Thursday, November 1, 2012
The library--finished! (enough for now)
I'm calling it! I mean, there are still things to do, like organize the bookshelves more and hang up the Beagle picture I bought on Etsy when it gets here...but it's more finished than any other room in the house.
Earlier documentations of library progress are here and here. And here's a reminder of what we started with:
And here it is now:
Changes, big and small (well, mostly small), since the last update:
*Finally got all the doors to the bookshelves and installed them, along with the rest of the height extenders. Notes on Billy shelves: it is very hard to get all the doors to close right, at least in this house. I don't know if it has to do with floors not being entirely level or what. But a lot of them still don't close exactly how they should. From a distance, you can't tell. Also, as I've mentioned, it took us THREE separate Ikea trips to come home with all the correct doors. And one of them is STILL messed up. It's a screwed up place on the inside of one of the doors; it doesn't affect the functionality, and you can't see it from the outside. But I think we'll take it along next time we go to Ikea and try to exchange it.
*the floor lamp: on clearance at Target for $17!
*the rug. I had the big rug/no rug/small rug dilemma, and finally went with this one just to keep the chair from sliding back into the shelves every time a kid sat on it. It's a chenille shag rug from Overstock. The cats love it, which makes it especially nice that it's small enough to go in my washing machine.
*magazine holders from Ikea, spray painted gray, to hold sheet music.
*lamps from Home Goods to give a little light for evening piano playing.
*snow globe with Chicago in it; from the thrift store
*picture of kids outside the Morocco bathroom at Epcot
*another of my grandmother's paintings
*framed....stuff the kids have done. Program and cast photo from The Jungle Book and flyer from a filmmaking class Ari took. Plan is for this wall to expand (and boat painting will probably find a new home at that point)
*Dave's guitar has a stand now, too! Milo's guitar is not lonely anymore.
The plaid chair has always been a bit of a placeholder. I think Ikea's Strandmon chair is going on my Christmas list to replace it (and the plaid chair may make its way up to the nursery, assuming I don't find anything fabulous to go in there before that)
How about a source list?
paint: Benjamin Moore's Nantucket Fog
shelves: Billy shelves from Ikea
curtains, rug: Overstock.com
floor lamp, green accent chairs: Target
table, magazine holders: Ikea
piano lamps, horse lamp: Home Goods
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