Nov 29, 2009

Sunday Ramblings and Giddiness

This is going to be a long post of bookshelf goodness.

Back in September when my parents were visiting, I received my nightstand bookshelves from CSN Furniture.  You guessed it; after all those bloggers reviewed the furniture, I broke down and bought two nightstand bookshelves, Winsome Espresso Storage Shelves without the baskets.  My experience with this product was mixed.  The first shelf we put together was in need of assistance from my father; he had to make some of the dowel holes larger.  The second shelf came with two left sides, and we were unable to put it together until 3 weeks later when the replacement side came in the mail.  But anyway, here are the pictures from that experience.  They are very cute and I still love them.



The came neatly wrapped in the boxes and the pieces were well protected during shipping.  The assembly process wasn't that difficult if you ignore the dowel problem and the second box's lack of a right side.



Here's dad putting it together.  He wasn't too thrilled that I took his photo, but I couldn't resist.



Here's the first one we built filled with books!  I was so excited to get those piles from next to the bed off of the floor!

Ok, for the more recent bookshelf goodness.  IKEA had a big sale over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, and while I don't do Black Friday shopping, we did head over there on Saturday.  I've wanted the Leksvik coffee table in black for a long time, and this past weekend, they had it on sale for $59!  Check out mine, which you know is full!



As you can see, I was nice enough to give the hubby one shelf for his Wii controllers and other remotes.  :)  But the rest is all books, and you know I had to fill both sides of these deep shelves.



You may even spy some duplicate books in these shelves for upcoming giveaways on Savvy Verse & Wit and the War Through the Generations blog for the WWII Reading Challenge, which ends Dec. 31, 2009.

Can you tell I just love this coffee table?  Its being put to good use!

And finally, we purchased some bookshelves to hold of these books I've received in the mail and the bookstore.  I really loved this assembly in IKEA and it wasn't expensive.  This year has been tough, but the side work has helped pay some bills and the hubby convinced me that I needed to spend some money on myself after working so hard.  So, I did!  Anyways, check out my cool corner ensemble using Billy Byom shelves, with Billy Nyckelby doors.



I was a little more generous with space in these shelves for the hubby's collectibles -- his Miami Dolphins helmet, baseballs, and signed Jason Campbell football.

But all these shelves are full, and there are many more books in my bedroom where I re-appropriated my CD case with its glass door for books.  The hubby hasn't seen that little bit of ingenuity yet.  :)

Anyways, I thought I would share with you my latest bookshelves and how full they are.  I hope everyone had a great holiday.  I know I did, though I am still tired.

17 comments:

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

One can never have too many bookshelves! Looks like you have some great ones. (And what a trooper your Dad is for allowing you to take his photo for your blog! :)

Zia said...

That coffee table is awesome and it made me realize, I have one almost exactly like it and I never thought to use it for that purpose. I have extra book space I never knew. This makes me happy!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

These look great! And how lucky you are to have a dad who puts things together for you!

Jessica Kennedy said...

Great shelves! I love my bookcase from CSN! :)

bermudaonion said...

How exciting! I desperately need some bookshelves - I wish there was an Ikea closer to us.

Lisa said...

I love that coffee table. I wish we had an ikea anywhere remotely near us.

Sandy Nawrot said...

You aren't kidding! Giddy would be the understated emotion with all those new bookcases! Ahhhh! One can never have too many.

Staci said...

Even though you're tired from all of the book shelving it was certainly worth it!! i love the coffee table too!!!

Melody said...

They look awesome! I'd love to have more bookshelves! But first, I need some space for them, LOL.

J.T. Oldfield said...

O.K., I'm not big on Ikea, but I love the bookshelf coffee table!

Meghan said...

I love new bookish furniture! All of yours look fantastic.

Kristen said...

I need more bookshelves but I am out of wall space. That is less easily solved than the bookshelf problem. ::sigh:: Yours look really nice though.

stacybuckeye said...

I am having some serious bookshelf envy!

Anna said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see them in person. Is that why your hubby kept calling mine and asking us if we wanted some furniture? LOL

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

yes, that's why!

Bella said...

Great shelves! I love looking at the way other people organise their books and where they put them all :)

Serena said...

Bella: Thanks. I really do like the shelves, but I really want to spend more time organizing them too! I'm weird like that.