Thursday, November 25, 2010

Straighten Up!

We have a bookcase in the dining room.  In fact we have a total of eight bookcases in our home. It's the dining room bookcase that I see the most often and it is also the messiest.  If we don't know where to put something we just shove put it there. It also has the least amount of books!
Here she be.  Please excuse the quality of the pic, there are two windows right to the left of the bookcase.  It took more time to clean up those shelves than I thought it would.  I filled the dining room table with junk: magazines, useless odd bits of paper and miscellaneous tat.

Et voila!  I actually tidied it up and cleaned off the dining room table.  This is a big deal for me as I tend to be a wee bit messy.
Oh by the way, remember I thought about posting a broken item of the week?  Do you see those two vases on the top of the bookcase?
The one on the left has a great big chunk out of the back of it.  That vase has known my husband longer than I have so I'm afraid it's staying.  Wish me luck on tidying up the Shelves in the living room.  It would be number two on the messy bookcase list.  I'm really expert at procrastinating though so it might be a while!

8 comments:

Linda said...

That's a wonderful bookcase, Deb~ it looks great with all the work you did! I

Make mine Mid-Century said...

They're interesting looking Asian vases ... I like them.

I actually gasped when I saw the new shelves! They look great!

An Urban Cottage said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those huge vertical boards on the wall behind the shelves! And what a great color!!

Liberty Biberty said...

Good work on the bookshelf tidying front Deb...I think I need your help at my house - books seem to breed here!
Mercedes

zigsma said...

A small wave of calm came over me when I saw your newly arranged bookcase.

the gardeners cottage said...

oh deb i just love a job such as this. for some crazy reason sorting out closets, bookcases, drawers, etc. soothes me very much. i could use a messy bookcase right about now. it's the day after and i'm alive, barely. how did you fare?

Vintage Sassy said...

Ahhh...very neat and tidy, looks great!!

xo
LeAnn

Queen of Crafts, Current Events, and Such. said...

Ya know what would be cute in your bookcases?....All holiday stuff ..Such as christmas trees, snow scenes, snowmen, pretty boxes, etc...etc...