Monday, August 23, 2010

The Library: Now with Books!

Dmitri raided my neatly stacked books like Godzilla in Tokyo. 
His partner in crime...
 
In their defense, the books were in his bedroom, which is also Dmitri & Sookie's favorite room in the house: where they hang out and play, just the two of them, for hours out of the day.
Poor child has had to deal with this disaster for a bedroom: (he did contribute to the mess).


However, now, all of the books are somewhat neatly on the bookshelves! And all of the boxes are unpacked.





I could not be happier. I sometimes catch myself going into the library just to stare at them. It's very zhen. 
I would love to put a sign that says something like, "Book store" or "Coffee Shop" above the door. We are also thinking about picking up some cute storage boxes for the bottom shelves to store random things (toys, craft supplies, etc.)

I unpacked the last 7 boxes that have been hiding in Dmitri's room since we moved in. It's weird to know that I'm officially done unpacking.  And kind of sad that it took three months to complete it!
But I'm so glad that Dmitri's room is cleared out and it can officially be his. What's more fun than putting together a nursery? I cannot wait to share ideas and projects.

Happy Monday! 
Did you work on any fun projects this weekend?


18 comments:

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Love your library! And am happy to be your newest follower :) Am completely book-obsessed myself so staring at books on shelves all day is right up my alley...nice one.

Sarah @ Picture Window said...

The bookshelves look really good! I would so love to have a little library someday.

ChRiS said...

wonder where these 2 lil playmates will entertain themselves now!! btw looks very nice and i think some kind of sign over door would tie it all together

Emily A. Clark said...

Caroline, I love the way this looks with the bookcases on each side of the door!

Jessica Brown said...

love the bookshelves - especially with books! nice work!

Ellie said...

Looks good! I'd love to do something like that in our house.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Sorry, I just had to laugh at that picture. I remember spending hours and hours sorting my photographs in chronological order only to have my two kids decide to look through them and strew them all over the floor. I nearly cried.

Luckily, your shelves look great. Love that they are painted black, it's a nice contrast to the colors of the books.

ModernMom said...

Oh I love it! (and I am just a wee bit jealous) Well done.

Camila said...

I see Harry Potter Books and a lovely trunk. Where did you get it?!?!?!

Sarah said...

Oh to have a library would be too amazing. I'll just go to your page and stare at your library pics to feel peaceful:)

http://wearingitonmysleeves.blogspot.com

Leah said...

What a great library you put together here! I loved seeing the before pics with your babe, so cute!
I think putting toys in storage bins beneath is a great idea! So convenient to get into!

Luvs!

Caroline said...

It looks wonderful! I just love the pictures of little Dmitri amidst all those books!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I think a sign would look adorable in this room :)

~Onreeone~ said...

Love the black bookshelves. I'm a lover of books, all books, especially old one's that I find at random flea markets or garage sales.

You said you would like to put something above the door. I'm sure you have heard of uppercase living, but I have a friend who does personalized vinyl now. She is starting her own etsy store which I hope to start showcasing on my blog. If you interested I will send you the link.

Kirsten Krason said...

It looks great. Bookshelves are so nice. We just bought our first one and it is amazing how much peace it can bring to your life.

Jen said...

Love..Love..Love...your library!
I have a HUGE book obsession & am currently working on a library for my house too!

Bromeliad said...

Yay. What a good feeling.

I spent all weekend trying to alter a simple stretch top. No skills.

She Ponderer said...

Love your library! It IS very Zen to walk into ones own library just to peruse the shelves. I love your page. :)