Sunday, July 18, 2010

Look what I made!


I finally decided I had to do something about all the books on the floor of my bedroom. My to-be-read pile is out of control and taking over. Accordingly, I moved the loveseat out of my room to Mom's--I never sat on it anyway, as it was piled with books--and put together these ubercheap brick-and-board shelves in the awkward spot under the linen closet. All the books on the new shelves, with the exception of Prowlpuss that I like to display because I love the cover, are my to-be-read books.

I also ordered three more books today since Powell's has free shipping today, and I bought two new books yesterday while I was out looking for shelves. If I didn't spend all my money on books, I could afford decent shelves, but then I wouldn't need them.

9 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

Shelves are so expensive. I love our house, but it doesn't have a lot of space for that sort of thing!

K.C. Shaw said...

I was going to buy shelves, but that's such an awkwardly-shaped space that even if I'd been able to find shelves that fit, once I move they'd never be useful anywhere else.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I like the use of the bricks. I have seen concrete blocks used but never bricks. Yay for ingenuity!

Cate Gardner said...

Neat idea. I need to sort out my to read pile.

K.C. Shaw said...

Jamie--I got paving bricks at Lowe's. They're wide enough that I don't think the shelves will tip, but they don't take up as much space as concrete blocks. Also they were really cheap!

Cate--I need to sort mine too. I just stuffed them on the shelves willy-nilly.

Chad Brinker said...

Books, books and more books. No matter how many to-read books one owns, walking out of any bookstore empty handed is like letting a child run through a candy store, allowing them to touch all the candy, then kicking them (literally) out the door and laughing in their face.

Hope you continue to find more space.

Alan W. Davidson said...

I used to have shelves like that when I was living by myself. Those square, grey cinder blocks and finished pine. You're right, very inexpensive to put together.

Danielle Ferries said...

New bookshelves are always very exciting. I love what you've done. And can I be so curious as to ask where the door in the wall leads - maybe to a creepy, dark attic where everyone is too frightened to go.

K.C. Shaw said...

Ah, the door is just to a linen closet. It's not creepy at all--in fact it's very nice, with little shelves stacked neatly with old curtains, blankets, extra sheets and towels, and pillows. No monsters. At least, I don't think so!