Friday, April 24, 2009

I have to share with you a fun story about this bookshelf.


It all started in the family room . . .

We were in need of something big enough
to balance out the TV cabinet on the large wall.

We walked through the house we were able to find
one bookshelf that was in the basement --- no one wanted it in their room.

And the only reason it was still in the house was because,
it was custom made by an uncle.

We brought it upstairs and placed it on it's SIDE!
(because it was too tall otherwise).

My friend could not believe we were really going to use it sideways ---

But look how great it works.


Along with the TV cabinet and the accessories it gives enough weight to that side of the room. The room is now more balanced.

We moved the couch at an angle and squared up the two chairs around it. We also moved the cedar chest behind the couch as a sofa table.

The Room definatly feels COZY!

As you look at the bookshelf and imagine it turned upright there is a little cut out shelf that was made just to put a clock radio on.

How fun that we could repurpose this piece that no one wanted in their room and make it a major focal point in the family room.

Look around your house and consider using something differently that it was intended ---

It really gets your creative juices flowing!

Go and check out what everyone is Hooked On Today --- at Hooked on Fridays!

I'm also participating with Melissa at The Inspired Room.


  1. southerninspiration said...
    Great job!!! Way to think outside the box!! I like the way it looks!

    Songbirdtiff said...
    Very nice! I always struggle with finding balance. You did a great job.
    Amber and Kevin Smith said...
    looks awesome!!
    DesignTies said...
    Great transformation :-) Sometimes that's all you need to do to create a whole new look in a room -- find stuff you already have and find a new use or spot for it :-)

    Turning the bookcase onto its side is genius!! The items on the shelves fit perfectly. I really like the tall white vase with the greenery.

    Kelly @ DesignTies
    Mary Beth said...
    What a great idea for such a unique piece of furniture and a great end result.
    Maya said...
    I love to work with what I've got..., it's just a great feeling, isn't it.
    Only Daughter said...
    So very clever. Just found you and am enjoying your site.
    Chris said...
    This blog is just what I needed!! You are so talented!! Thanks!
    Laura Ingalls Gunn said...
    So inventive! I love it.

    Please stop by my blog. I am hosting a 200th post giveaway.
    Why S? said...
    That's a great creative exercise. Now I can't imagine that shelf any other way.
    Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home said...
    Love before and after photos, and yours are fabulous. Great job! ~Arleen
    ImagineCozy said...
    Thanks, it is so fun to do something that you love!

    Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...
    very clever! I like it! ;-)

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