Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fireplace Book Shelves

I finally finished decorating the shelves around the fireplace so I thought I would share....


Whenever I have a bunch of empty shelves I aways think I need a lot of "Stuff" and end up overfilling them.  Eventually I always end up removing items and being surprised by how much better it looks.  It's just a personal preference but I guess I like my shelves to be on the "sparse" and "clean looking" side.







Here's a closer look at what's going on in the shelves.



I covered the books with a roll of white butcher paper I found at Hobby Lobby, then I labeled the spines.  For the books below - I bought them at a thrift store for a buck each then ripped the covers off and stacked them up!





This last weekend my husband got the TV on the right side of the shelves on a swivel arm so it can be pulled out and shifted to lots of different viewing angles.


9 comments:

  1. Looks Lovely.
    Congratulations.
    Teresa

    P.S. I loved the detail on covered books :thumbup:

    ReplyDelete
  2. hey- did you guys diy this built ins? If so, any tips? They are lovely!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wish! No, it was all done by a professional.

      Delete
  3. What are the dimensions of the bookselves and the firepalce? I like the look and want to something similar in my family room.Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The fireplace portion is 74" wide, the bookshelves on each side are each 37" wide.

      Delete
  4. Hi Amy, absolutely beautiful mantel! Where did you get your lights from? Thank you! Jodi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are from Wayfair. I'm not sure if they are still on the website but that's where I got them!

      Delete
  5. Your living room is beautiful!
    Where did you purchase the firplace insert?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry I hired a contractor to do all that so I don't know where it's from.

      Delete