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A new library...

Recently, my wife Andrea and I decided to shift around what we do with the rooms in our Georgian Colonial, two story home. Our china collection, which is huge, couldn't fit in the original 13' by 13' dining room. And, we didn't have a place for our equally huge book collection. So, we converted our 19' by 13' family room into the new dining room and moved all the china to the built-ins in there. That left us with an unused dining room. So, we are in the process of converting it to a library for all the books. Large built-ins will cover two opposite walls. We're done with one side now. The pictures show that we started with mid 80s flowery wall paper and now have a fully internally lit build in book shelf that holds 1100 books. We're just ecstatic about it!

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  • Stacey B
    Stacey B Florence, KY
    on Jan 17, 2013

    Thanks...we've been delaying starting our library (working on other projects) so this does really help to get us inspired!

  • Stephen B
    Stephen B Smyrna, GA
    on Jan 17, 2013

    Nice. Would you build them yourself?

  • Stacey B
    Stacey B Florence, KY
    on Jan 18, 2013

    Oh-of course. I draw-my husband builds. That's our deal. :-)

  • Z
    on Jan 19, 2013

    @Stacey, that's how it works with my hubby and I. Only I do help in the building when he needs an extra hand.

  • Karn
    Karn Yuma, AZ
    on Apr 8, 2013

    Neat. My wall of books started out as 2 foot children's particle board bookcases and continued to grow as I added more cases.

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