Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Library

I love it when things come together and work out the way you planned! This hardly ever happens around here, but this weekend it did and I am one happy camper! It all started with a trip to Ikea! Believe it or not but I had never been to Ikea! I know, I must be the last person on earth to have never been there! Well, Im a believer now! King of the Crazies and I spent all day there, and purchased way more than I intended, but that's OK, because I got what I went for and also some other really cool stuff! So.... what I went there for was the Billy bookcases to build a "built-in" bookcase in our library. I got the idea from here and worked it to make it fit in my space.
First, put the bookcases together (obviously!), then we had to lift them up a bit to fit the baseboard.
See the 2 pieces of wood under the bookcase?

Then, we put a backer on the top and bottom then attached the baseboard and the crown moulding to that.
Backer wood attached to the shelves at top and bottom, then trim attached to that.
Looks almost "built-in" with just the top and bottom trim!

After the baseboard and crown moulding were attached we added trim where the shelves met (or because of spacing, didn't quite meet!)
Here is the finished product, all dressed up! I'm so over the moon happy with it! I've been imagining these shelves for years, I'm just so happy they are finally a reality!

I think we need more books! It looks a little sparse right now, but I know with all the reading we do, it will be full in no time!

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