Hey friends! I hope you had a great weekend! :)
I wanted to show you a little something we are working on in our den.
We have this very weird space in our den that has left me stumped for over a year as to what to do with it. When we added on the addition, we had this area by the steps that we decided to leave open because I wanted to be able to see the staircase easily. But that area has always been a thorn in my side as to how to decorate it.
I thought about turning it into a gallery wall, but just never felt like that would look right. I’ve had a piece of furniture there when my den was arranged differently, and I liked it, but now that my couch is in front of that area, it just looks too crowded.
I was trying to find some pictures of this space so you could see what it looks like, but I don’t have many pictures of it because I have never really decorated (or liked) that area of our den.
Well, I have good news!!
We have come up with a solution for this troubled area, and I am loving it!
We are building bookcases!!
Here is what the space looked like when we starting drawing our plans on the wall. :)
We tore out the header (that we just built a couple of years ago!) so that the bookcase would be visibly all the way to the ceiling.
The boys were extremely thrilled about this part!
We patched up the ceiling, and Cy wired the bookcase so that we could have picture lights at the top.
We gave the bookcase a fresh coat of paint, and now I am ready to style it!
I threw some things on the bookcase so I could take a picture on my phone and send it to my sister. I am going to have fun styling these shelves throughout the seasons. :)
Our picture lights came in the mail TODAY, so as soon as Cy gets those installed, and I finish styling the shelves with pretty Springy things, I will show you the reveal! Yay!!
Have a blessed day!