The Living Room Bookcases are Almost Done

Hi! 😀 I hit 366 days straight of blogging on April 11 and then I decided to break my streak to avoid accidentally starting to aim for two years straight. I had to really break it by not posting for the last several days so I would get over it, and you have no idea how many times I almost blogged. But it’s broken for good, so I’m back now. Hello.

So, I think I’ve shared this photo here before, but this is what my living room looked like when I bought my house and the wood floor was waiting to be installed before we moved in. It was mostly original to 1960, except that inset carpet had been replaced I guess, but that didn’t make it any less horrifying.

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When we first moved in, I filled the shelves with as many brightly colored and pretty things I could find around the house to bright up the very brown room and hide those mirrored backs while I waited for the chance to update the room.

Then we covered the floors and ripped everything out to get new drywall installed and bookcases built in around the fireplace.

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And ta-da!

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The fireplace brick is gray now and it has new all-black doors. I’m waiting for the paint on the shelves to cure so I can clean it all up and fill the bookcases up, and oooooh, I love it so much even before I get to put my books away. It’s so bright over there (and in the whole room) now.

I’ll share the room (in color!) once I can fill up the shelves. Because the other side (with my beloved teal sectional) is looking pretty fantastic now too.

Check out all of the living room re-do posts here.

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6 thoughts on “The Living Room Bookcases are Almost Done

    1. I knowwwww! I have so many drafts, but haven’t hit publish in a while now! Eek! (I had family staying with me for a few weeks & went then went on a trip to Disney World with them.)

      Back really soon! 🙂

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      1. No way! You were right down and over from Daytona Beach. Lol…Hit that publish button!! Well, whenever you’re ready.

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          1. No way! If you threw a rock in the direction of Northeast, you could have hit me in the head. Lol..Did you and the Mr. hit Space Mountain?

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