Today: The bookshelves of my dreams.

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false] I have been dreaming of these bookshelves all my life.  And now they are in our condo.  I am in nerd heaven.

BEFORE

AFTER

Moments before taking the first photo, Nick and I shared a moment of panic, having found a paint color we preferred over the color the contractor had already (expertly) slapped on the wall.  We had just run 18 miles and were probably in no shape to be making decisions, let alone engaging in manual labor.  But when Martha Stewart speaks to you through the medium of Lemon Ice in eggshell finish, you listen.  So we went to Home Depot for the sixtieth time this year, bought a quart of paint and some sort of painting kit, climbed up a ladder and (amateurishly) rolled on a new color.  Before that first coat had dried, it was obvious that we had made the right choice.  And as I leaned back to admire my handiwork, I nearly plummeted from the ladder.

Moments after taking this last photo, I found (yet another) bin of books that were tucked away during construction.  By some miracle of Roy G. Biv, we had exactly the right number of books with exactly the right color covers to fill out all of the shelves.  I felt quite proud of myself.   And then I nearly tumbled from my step stool.

I really need to grow a few inches, for safety’s sake.  And probably get a life while I’m at it.

Also On Tap for Today:

If you were to stock your shelves with a few new books, what would you be reading?

18 thoughts on “Today: The bookshelves of my dreams.

  1. That looks SO awesome!!! I don’t think we’d have quite the collection yet to do something that colorful but it is a great goal! 🙂 haha “oh yes, that book is in the green section”

  2. what I love even more than the shelves is that you color coordinated your books WOW i love it 🙂 seriously, I am not kidding! i have been known to color coordinate the clothes in my closet (like in forever 21) hahaha

    I think a blogger get together needs to happen soon…yes?

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