Monday, May 14, 2012

Styling the Library Shelves

Time to neaten things up in the library.


We took out a few shelves from the top to leave three squares for large-scale accessories that I am in the process of acquiring:)

styled library shelves

built in library bookshelves


A friend sent me a link to this amazing sign from Three Potato Four, and I knew I had to have it. It comes in raw wood.

Without the paint on it:



But I thought it could use a little glitz.



With a quick application of gold metallic spray paint:




gold library sign



styled library shelves


Jessica

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27 comments:

MamaMunky said...

Love your library! I have a question though. How are your books organized? We just moved and we have a ton of books and I'm trying to organize them in a way that is functional and pretty. Any ideas? Thanks!

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

I feel like that sign deserves a wolf whistle!

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Love that sign! The gold metallic paint is great!

A Lived in Home said...

LOVE THE GOLD LIBRARY SIGN! I use gold spray paint on just about everything!

Jenifer Harrod said...

I just love your library! Wish I had one like it. The sign is great too! I've always dreamed of having one of these. I do have two large book cases now. Come visit us sometime on the web.

Amy - while wearing heels said...

Amazing...as usual :)

Debbiedoo's said...

That looks awesome Jessica. How nice to have a library too. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

Gina said...

I love your library, Jessica. You are so lucky to have one!

A Perfect Gray said...

wow. your shelves look wonderful. I love the color and the squares left open for larger objects. great look...donna

Like Me Some said...

Your house is incredible!!! I'm just gonna leave it at that!!!

Kelly said...

So pretty! I need to do this to my shelves too. I love that library sign!

Kelli said...

Love your library! How fun to have one in your home

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Suffering from "library envy" now! Beautiful, Jessica!
xo Heidi

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...

Jessica,
I really like the rhythm, pattern, and "breathing space" the removal of a couple of shelves created. Having a few larger objects in those spots will be a great counterpoint to the books. Happy "acquiring" of objects :)

Robin
happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

Maria said...

I love that sign! What a great idea!

Jen said...

I'm in awe of your library!!!
I have a office/library & have been begging my hubby to do built in shelves for all my books! I can't wait to show him this!
And the sign! I've been eyeing that sign forever! Lucky Girl!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Your library is awesome! What a nice touch with the lettering.

Donna Wilkes said...

Came over from the Newbie Party to see a perfectly planned place for perusing books! Love it - even though I am mostly a primitive person, this appeals to me. Must be my love of books!

Distressed Donna Down Home

Liz - Imageremix said...

I think lettering always makes a bookshelf look finished. I like it! And it looks like you've designed a lovely home from the looks of the library. Have fun decorating! I'd love to have you stop and see me at Quirky Vistas some time!

Liz

Debbiedoo's said...

Thanks Jessica for joining in on the newbie party.

Nelly@DGInnovations said...

OK...ummmm...THATS ONE HECK OF A LIBRARY! WOW! That is bookshelf heaven!!!
Visiting from the newbie party!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Jessica,

Your sign is great with it's makeover.....but can we address the bookshelves? Really. *sigh* My house needs to get lessons from yours!

blessings,
karianne

Sarah Jenkins said...

I love the look of books! I just starting laying some books in stacks and it makes such a huge difference! Your library is so beautiful! I'd love for you to share this post on my new link party:
http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/05/document.html

Thanks!
Sarah @ www.naptimedelights.blogspot.com

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I love the color.

Suzy said...

Wow - wonderful bookcases! I love the way you've displayed some of the books with the cover facing forward. Great styling job!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such a great room. Love your new sign.

bj said...

I LOVE bookshelves. Love your new sign, too. :)

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