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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!
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Goot job! You should post under Before and After too!
January 14, 2013 at 9:50AM   
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Stephen Bourne
Thanks Enthusiast! I moved it before and after.
January 14, 2013 at 9:56AM   
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Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
You should be ecstatic about it! Very well done! Love, love, love it!
January 14, 2013 at 1:15PM   
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Andrea Bourne
He built them. The design was very clever.
January 14, 2013 at 6:24PM   
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the essentials inside
Andrea & Stephen -- Gorgeous! Can't wait to see the fully finished room!

January 14, 2013 at 7:16PM   
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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     
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January 16, 2013 at 9:25AM   
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A reader's dream!
January 16, 2013 at 9:28AM     
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