One Can Never Have Enough Books
Between the two of us – Jeff + I have a ridiculous amount of books. Luckily Jeff is handy enough to build us a bookshelf to wrangle the majority of them!
Too bad I didn’t have a “before” picture of the sad entryway wall where we put our bookshelf. Just imagine if you will, a sumptuous wall of glamorous laminate wood paneling with the house circuit panel glaring at you, unashamed. It was an eyesore to say the least!
We found some Ikea Billy bookcases for cheap on Craigslist from a gal that was downsizing to a smaller place. Bookcases ain’t cheap, y’all!!! It’s a racket, this bookcase business!!!! Highway robbery!!! Jeff measured the wall + looked at the specs for the Billy bookcases on Ikea’s website + heyoooooooo – they fit like a dream!!!!
He also hammered them into the wall for stability which is awesome, because if it were me, I wouldn’t have thought to do that + one day he would have found me on the ground buried under an avalanche of books. He also cut a hole with his Dremel Multi Max so we could have access to the circuit panel, which we cover up with a picture. Sneaky sneaky!!!
Sadly to say, there are more books to come! I still have some in storage + Jeff has probably half a dozen boxes to come!!! Anyone I know who’s practical says, “How could you possibly need that many books?!”. We love it! And we do leaf through them + enjoy them! Ask me again when the time comes to move + I shall most likely denounce my love for all these books + want to throw them all in a deep pit! But for now, we are thoroughly enjoying our little library!