What’s more fun than a day spent rearranging?
Here’s my inspiration, in Diane Keaton’s house:
And for my rearrange, see this BEFORE, with my books displayed backward:
AFTER, in color, with bowls on top:
Yes, that’s right. My books are now color-coordinated, + I love it!
AFTER, in color, w/o yellow ware bowls on top:
The yellow ware bowls, while lovely, were kind of visually too much.
Meanwhile, back to my books + stuff.
During the re-do, I thought it would be fun to fill the cubbies
with all sorts of color coordinating bibelots:
Oh, dear. I might need to edit a bit. We’ll see.
Now it’s time for a closer look at some of my books,
+ while doing so, please notice the wonderful, old paint on my cupboard:
Had I mentioned where I got this wonderful piece?
Back in the 90’s, when I had my own retail store, Heart-in-Hand,
my friend, Bob told me that his grandpa had a huge sorter in his boat garage.
I think I paid $50 or something scandalous. Yay.
Even after closing my store, I could never bear to part with the cupboard.
For about a decade or so, I held out hope that I might open yet another store.
My shop keeping dreams finally ended (more like a nightmare at this point),
but I still couldn’t sell my beloved cupboard.
It was a nice place for storing all my gardening supplies in our old garage,
but when we moved here to the Dutch colonial,
I told G.O. that I wanted to have it in our new living room.
HA! I slay myself sometimes, with those dueling cats.
I honestly can’t recall whether or not an argument ensued, but please.
After a while, he did say — without prompting, even —
that it looked better than he thought that it would.
Well, thanks so much for viewing my latest project.
Next time, I hope to blog about something new I’ve been planning for months:
A TARTAN PLAID BED SKIRT!