the bookcase reveal


Yep! That’s right! We finished the bookcase, you know the one I scored for $60 off craigslist.


it was pretty ugly but I saw past that and really liked the “parsons” feel it was giving off. It’s also extremely sturdy and quite heavy, which is great because I can’t stand flimsy particle board furniture.

So with a little paint love from the husband and a little decorating from me, I’m now pretty much obsessed with this baby.



I love that I finally have a place to display some of my books and knick knacks. I picked up this white frame from Home Goods recently and I filled my ikat bowl from Anthropologie with seashells we collected in Costa Rica on our honeymoon.


Drink time!

I picked up this decanter for my husband for all his hard work, he loves a good glass of scotch once in awhile.


and of course you can’t have a manly drink of scotch without a sparkly gold glass to hold it in.



You might remember from the previous post that I had planned to add a dark gray back and possibly some O’verlays to the sides. But for now I’m actually really loving the airiness of it, I like that you can view the pieces from any angle. Oh and if you’re wondering what color we painted it, because you know white can be pretty tricky. We decided to go with our trim color that we used throughout the house, which is an old formula called C2 L2 by Benjamin Moore. I love this white.


Finally I have a place to display our wedding album and even my wedding shoes. I also ordered an acrylic display box to showcase them even more.


the view from our hallway mirror. love.


I just love this mercury glass decanter, another great piece I picked up at Home Goods.


I still plan to add some artwork to the top of it, as well as some bright turquoise foo dogs for a pop of color.


Hope you guys love it as much as I do. I’m really so happy about the end result, not to mention the price. Gotta love Craigslist!


special thanks to the husband!

nothing I love more than a handy man

Winking smile

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6 Responses to “the bookcase reveal”

  1. Michelle December 9, 2011 at 7:20 AM #

    Wow, looks fantastic! Excellent work 🙂


  2. shannon December 9, 2011 at 7:38 AM #

    new reader here. love the bookcase and the styling is gorgeous! feeling inspired to make myself a bookcase stat!


  3. Jason Ball December 9, 2011 at 8:40 AM #

    Looks great Lizzie! That boy makes me look bad bad bad 🙂


  4. Laura December 9, 2011 at 9:47 AM #

    YAY! I absolutely love it 🙂 Super chic 🙂


  5. anna December 9, 2011 at 11:05 AM #

    lizzie, this looks fabulous as usual… love that you displayed your wedding shoes. so chic!


  6. Samara December 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM #

    Your shelves look great and are just my style! I have the mercury glass decanter and Anthro bowl, and I love the shoes. I have been wanting to display mine.


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