Family Makeover Part 6: Styling the Built-Ins

styling shelves and bookcases

Well the day has finally come for me to show you how I styled the built-in bookshelves.  I will say I am not a stylist by nature.  I would much rather be building something than adding in the finishing touches.  I must have rearranged things about 1000 times each shelf.  My strategy was to keep {…Read More…}





5 More Ways to Fake Built In Shelving: The Sequel

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A little over two years ago, I posted 5 Ways to Fake Built In Shelving.  Evidently, there are a lot of people out there who are looking for ways to get the look of custom built-ins without the expense of hiring a carpenter.  And in the two years since I hit the publish button on that post, I’ve seen even more great examples of how people are using inexpensive shelving units to make gorgeous faux built ins.  So here’s the sequel, folks:  5 MORE Ways to Fake Built In Shelving.

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5 Ways to Get This Look: Pretty Book Nook

Georgica Pond inspiration photo

It’s no secret that shelving has been on my brain, lately.   While I chose to keep my shelving behind closed doors in my new studio , I can appreciate a gorgeously styled, open shelf when I see one.  So I was drawn to this sophisticated reading/dining nook by designer Marika Meyer, featured at Georgica Pond.  I had to see if I could find some DIY tips out there for recreating some of the elements of this pretty nook.

Numbered Inspiration Pic

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How to Make Bookshelves

bookcase plans

Slowly but surely I am challenging myself with building furniture from scratch.  While I don’t feel confident quite yet I am enjoying the process and created these tall bookshelves for Denise’s family room.  Since she isn’t picky and quite forgiving of all the imperfections this was perfect for her space.

bookcase plans

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