powered by
Discussions
Photos
Products
Ideabooks
Discussions
Professionals
Users
A new library...
Stephen Bourne
January 14, 2013 in Before & After
Recently, my wife Andrea and I decided to shift around what we do with the rooms in our Georgian Colonial, two story home. Our china collection, which is huge, couldn't fit in the original 13' by 13' dining room. And, we didn't have a place for our equally huge book collection. So, we converted our 19' by 13' family room into the new dining room and moved all the china to the built-ins in there. That left us with an unused dining room. So, we are in the process of converting it to a library for all the books. Large built-ins will cover two opposite walls. We're done with one side now. The pictures show that we started with mid 80s flowery wall paper and now have a fully internally lit build in book shelf that holds 1100 books. We're just ecstatic about it!
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
decoenthusiaste
Goot job! You should post under Before and After too!
January 14, 2013 at 9:50am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Stephen Bourne
Thanks Enthusiast! I moved it before and after.
January 14, 2013 at 9:56am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
You should be ecstatic about it! Very well done! Love, love, love it!
January 14, 2013 at 1:15pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Andrea Bourne
He built them. The design was very clever.
January 14, 2013 at 6:24pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
the essentials inside
Andrea & Stephen -- Gorgeous! Can't wait to see the fully finished room!

Lyvonne
www.essentialsinside.com
January 14, 2013 at 7:16pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Stephen Bourne
Thanks everyone. We'll post an update when we do the other side of the room. That side has the door to the kitchen, so the built-ins will surround the door. Pretty cool.
January 16, 2013 at 9:23am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
jjdesignkloos
beautiful!!
January 16, 2013 at 9:25am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
michigammemom
A reader's dream!
January 16, 2013 at 9:28am     
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
New library
I like the windows and ceiling for my new library....
Library: needs new flooring and wall colour
Room is 8 x 8 metres. 6 full length recycled church...
New office/library
Beautiful room! What color paint is used behind the...
New Library Update
I have a beautiful medium brown leather chesterfield...
Need help with door for library
I want to install door for the library so we can use...
More Discussions
Wondering how best to beautify this 1960's house frontage
Hello there Wondering if there are any good ideas...
I will NEVER have _____ in my home!
What's the one thing (or a few things) you refuse to...
Can I save this marble dinning table
This is an old marble dinning table made in Italy....
What curtains and color would you add to bath mat etc to "liven" up?
What valence curtains and color would you add to bath...
What would you put on this granite wall above fireplace
What wall plaque would you put on this granite wall...
People viewed this after searching for:
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.