Our old bookshelves weren't doing much for us. We have 6 boxes of books that didn't fit on them that were hiding out in Dmitri's room, and Dmitri loved pulling the books off of the bottom shelves. And they looked a little dwarfed in our large foyer. Our foyer, like much of our house, is a large room with a lot of wasted space. So, we decided to utilize it as best as we could, by turning it into a library.
We bought four Billy bookshelves from Ikea, with extensions. Making each bookshelf over eight feet high, which is perfect for our 11 foot ceilings. It was a little difficult to take a picture, because of the shape of the room. But here you go...I'm pretty much in love.
Two Billy Bookshelves...
The Four Bookshelves lining the Foyer
From the other side....
The size looks a little strange. For reference, that is a larger than standard size door, and the ceiling is 11 feet high!
We still have to bolt them into the walls before we can begin putting books on them. However, one perk of living in a century old home is uneven floors! So, we will be cutting pegs to sit under them to even them out. Hopefully our books will be resting in their new home soon, and I can begin making Dmitri's room a child's dream world.
For more photos of our foyer: check out this post!