Thursday, September 9, 2010

Make Your Own Library

If you've got tons of books with nowhere to put them and a big empty hallway or similar space, why not construct your own "Library"? Yesterday a friend constructed a large bookshelf to utilize the unused space in my small apartment.

My previously empty hallway now accommodates dozens of books. Once empty walls now feature some thrifted and collected artwork.

The space feels more inviting and appealing.

I spent about $28 for materials on this bookshelf. I wasn't around to capture the construction, but it's a fairly straight forward shelf. If you're lucky you might find a quality bookshelf one at a thrift store for a lower price.

Eventually I'll paint and "finish" the bookshelf and perfect the art arrangement, but this is a big improvement over the previously empty and unused space.

This post is linked to: Get Your Craft on Thursdays / Somewhat simple / Transformation Thursdays / Show off Your Stuff / Hooking Up with HOH / Just a Girl / It's Party Time / Furniture Feature Friday / Furniture Fix it Up


  1. This is a great idea! I love books and right now, they're scattered all over our house. I wish I had a nice, long hallways to showcase books in! Will keep this in mind for our future home. ;)

    I'm having a Scentsy giveaway on my blog! I'd love it if you joined! Have a great day!

  2. Meg- one day we'll have our own libraries. For now, gotta squeeze some book storage anywhere I can...

  3. This a great way to make use of every inch of space available. This is a great idea. Please stop by my blog on Sunday for my Show Off Sunday Party. I would love to share this idea with my followers.

  4. It looks great! Hallways are always under-utilised spaces! I did the same with my recently, I was moaning about not having enough storage/display space and then I got an Ikea Expedit for $70 at Vinnie's. It's now in our hall displaying some of my finds and storing all my home decor and cookery books!

  5. books are the absolute best decor! i need wider hallways...

  6. Great job! I'd love it if you'd link up to my Home and Family Friday linky party.


  7. I have bookshelves in my hall too. I love yours. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday this week and would love for you to join the party. There's a giveaway too. Hope to see you there.

  8. u are very lucky to have such great friends .


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