Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Two Favorite Pins - Books, Books, Books!

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Two favorite things from my Pinterest boards are the library above (I want to build one of those bookshelf trees!) and the book spine step risers. Aren't they great! I've emailed my daughters about doing an August project when they come to visit. This would be so much more fun than painting the kitchen cabinets!

And to the right of our steps, near the landing, I'm thinking of opening the wall (taking off the sheetrock on the steps side) and making bookshelves there, next to the landing. Wouldn't it be fun for a grandkid to sit on the landing and reach for a book to read!



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29 comments:

Trace4J said...

Holy Moly you do need a bookshelves tree!
Love the idea for the Grands too.
Whatever idea you chose I can't wait to see. hehe
Woolie Hugs

Sandra said...

holy smoke, YES you do need more book shelves..i really like the tree bookshelves, that should hold a lot of those books.. of course it will take up a lot of space in the middle of a room and i would not like that... maybe in a corner with the trees on three sides. or you could build a library on the ack of your house.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the steps. so neat! ( :

Samantha said...

I think you need a bookshelf forest :P

Susie said...

I love books too. Sometimes I buy old books to use as decoration. I have often thought of taking some of the drywall off and make book shelves. You would only want to do an inside wall never an outer wall that blocks out the cold and heat.xoxo,Susie

Muffy's Marks said...

Great idea for the grands!! You really do need a bookshelf or two or three!!! Good luck with your projects!!!

Paulette said...

And I thought I had a lot of books! Marvelous ideas.

Empty Nester said...

So, Judy, I was wondering whether you liked books or not? Haha! I had to send the staircase to Breezy---I expect I'll see it on hers soon. :)

Donna said...

Sounds like fun plans! I adore the idea of the stairway with the book spine designs.

Diane said...

Cool ideas! I used to have a ton of books but cleared out a lot when my dau came along (needed the space). Still probably have more than I need!

linda eller said...

That is such a great idea. My middle daughter would do that in a heartbeat if she had the stairs and space to do it. She has been a bookworm all of her life!

Bossy Betty said...

I LOVE these ideas. Are those all the books you have, woman? Time to go shopping!

Terri D. said...

I love the books on the step risers. That is a great idea that I have also seen on Pinterest. The bookshelf tree is also fun, but I would not have room for it. As my shelves filled up, I would clean them out and donate them to one of the assisted living residences in town. Now I only buy books for my Kindle. I have 600+ books on my Kindle and don't have to dust them or move them around! :)

Keep us posted about that project with the kids! Sounds like fun!

Kara @ Petals to Picots Crochet said...

I love those stairs! And I say definitely on that bookshelf tree :)

TexWisGirl said...

you need to open your own library wing!

Debra Hawkins said...

Oh my goodness you are a woman after my own heart. I LOVE books pretty much more than anything in the world....

Amy Burzese said...

Why yes, you DO need a book tree or three.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've just started spending a little time with pinterest. Now you have me going in another direction...books! We have plans for a library in our dining room but we don't have shelves up yet. I guess I'll go see what I can find! Hugs!

Noelle the dreamer said...

Oh I love those photos Judy and I agree, forget the cabinets!
No stairs here, drat! I am dreaming of something like that!
And if all those books are yours, I have to agree with you (again): Time to seek space for those!
All the best Dear,

Ruth Kelly said...

Yes, you need a bookshelf or two. I am thinking about cleaning out and living more simply with less stuff for myself. Painting is on my agenda but will have to wait until the family moves out - hopefully July 1.

ImSoVintage said...

What a great idea. I love that book tree. :)
Hugs,
Laura

Ginger Zuck said...

Oh Judy, this is so cool. I love the book cases and the stairs too. I hope you do it! Your would enjoy it so much. Love it! (Our kids are not going to know what books are!!??**)

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I LOVE that book shelf tree!!

Carla TePaske said...

Great idea!! I have two book loving boys and two book loving adults...Sam, Atticus, Carla and Jeremy!! Can we come visit your library? :-)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love that library and you should try to make it or the one under the stairs. I love books too, and we have a library. I also keep a pinterest board of home libraries. It's one of my boards with the most images.

Denise said...

Wow, really awesome.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI I loved the book tree in the library. For me with having so many book, I would rather share my books with others rather than making room for more unless you have an enormous house to house them, then your idea would be a good one. Margaret

Cynthia said...

Great ideas and I love the book stair risers, so gorgeous and what an idea. I'd say you need a book tree!

Cynthia

J_on_tour said...

Haha, I thought my house was bad, that's a serious problem you have. A tree is a natural bookcase , after all ... not so much money but ... paper grows on trees !!

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