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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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  • Lisa M
    Lisa M Atlanta, GA
    on Jan 14, 2013

    Beautiful; love all of the details!

  • Rhoda V
    Rhoda V Kennesaw, GA
    on Jan 14, 2013

    What a great project! Those built ins are so beautiful.

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Jan 15, 2013

    Great job. The lighting really makes those bookshelves rock.

  • Z
    on Jan 15, 2013

    Those look awesome @Stephen! We did some rearranging before we built out home. I drew up changes for the architect closing off the door from the kitchen to allow for what was to be our dining room to be a library. We used the sunroom, just off the kitchen, for our dining table though. I'm sure you'll love the changes. I know we do.

  • Marina Klima Goldberg
    Marina Klima Goldberg Morganville, NJ
    on Jan 16, 2013

    amazing! Pictures talk louder than any words. I love the lighting.

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