For a long time I have wanted to do something different in my office. I wanted it to look more like a cozy place to go and turn on a light and pull a book off the shelf to curl up with and read for a while, instead of reading in bed. Ever since I had Huhoney build shadow boxes for my family pics I came up with an idea for the same thing but on a much bigger scale. Getting rid of the traditional book case, (which will serve nicely in the guest bedroom) and do something different. I love it….just love it! The room isn’t quite finished, Huhoney will be making a few more of these beautiful boxes to go above the doors, I have lots of books to fill them.
It started out with bead board…
then painting the bead board in different colors to give the shadow boxes some depth and shade
here are the boxes, nicely cut mitered and heavy duty. Stained the same color as all the doors and casings in the house….
each box was secured to the back of the shadow boxes. These boxes are very heavy so they also needed to be screwed together onto the wall.
I had the bead board angled differently on each shadow box…
before the project began there was a very plain wall, I just never found the right picture to hang in there.
The kitchen table served as a temporary place to stack some of my books.
I can’t believe how much work was involved…just for little ole me and my crazy ideas! But I think Huhoney was having a good time…he loves to build things…he is so good at it..after all he built our house with his own 2 hands! He is very handy to have around hehehehe.
I don’t think there is much I can do with my desk so it will just have to remain where it is..
don’t you just love the colors! These are 9 ft ceilings in this room, so I had plenty of space to do a little extra with the top…oh Huhoney let’s add…….
a shelf above the book cases. “OK” no problem! Don’t you just love how the books are displayed in a non-traditional way!
I happened across this table at an estate sale. It was $50 and I thought I got it for a good price. It was in perfect shape and had a place for all my snow globes. I turned the door opening to the back so that the little ones won’t get into it….just a precaution! I am looking for just the right lamp…I don’t like this one…
oh BTW every door and trim in this house was stained with my little ole hands! It took me a month!
this is looking into the family room, just right of the new wall. Shadow boxes will go above this area too…I will need a ladder for this one! hehe, Huhoney actually said, I think I can come up with something….I can’t wait to see!
Thank you Huhoney for making our home so beautiful, I know it is a lot of work and you do it because you love me…..
I love you too!