If you've gathered anything from this blog, you know that our house is constantly a work in progress. We are always painting something, replacing something, moving something around. We are currently in the middle of two projects -- the kitchen & the study. The kitchen has been in progress since January & MUST be done by December 8th (we are having a party), so I'll hold off on the pics of that for later.
In the study, we recently purchased 3 new wood bookcases to replace our IKEA originals. No more particle board! No more particle board! Here are the before photos:
Yes, that is the matching lamp to the horrible one in the guest bedroom/my craft area .
Must find replacements....
Sorry for the blur on the following photo, but the mess that was our old bookcases must be shown....
The start of the new study!:
Look! Real wood! That matches the desk! And, room for our book, PLUS room for whatever else we collect over time. There is even room for my scrapbooks!:
And just a cute little vignette from the desk, beside the computer:
Of course, there is lots that we plan on doing. My parents will be giving me a chair that belonged to my great-grandfather in the new few years--its called a smoking chair according to my mom. Basicly, its a lounge chair with an ottoman. Once we get that (and recover it--its currently done in a horrible mustard yellow which no-one has ever liked), that will go opposite the desk with a reading lamp. And, we need to replace the desk lamp. And, put up pictures & diplomas on the wall. And, maybe get an area rug for under the desk. I'll be sure to include you on all of the improvements!