New bookcase!

Before!

Before!

I can’t begin to say how ecstatic I am over my new bookcase — a piece of pure genius from none other than IKEA! With the help of my charming and insistent sister, I spent Saturday evening cleaning out my bedroom and getting rid of stuff I’ve probably had sitting on shelves for, oh, 15 years or so (I only wish that were an exaggeration).

The impetus for all of this? The fact that the stacks of books I’ve accumulated since the fall had really begun to take over the entire space. At one point I could contain them to sitting in front of another bookcase I had — that one already being full, of course — but the disease quickly spread . . . and my literature started to close in on me! Not to mention anyone lightly brushing against any of the books was likely to have them all fall on their foot in one big avalanche.

But now? The room is organized, Dad and I made a spur-of-the-moment trek up to College Park, Md. to get my giant Billy Bookcase and my library is tidy, neat and in order! I feel so excited just looking at everything in a row. I’ve never been entirely OCD, but I didn’t realize how bad the situation had become until it was being remedied. And now I can breathe easy, knowing that everything has a place! I can’t even remember the last time I felt so together. This is all very great news! I even have a small shelf completely dedicated to the books I’m due to review in the coming months.

A few shots of my new bookcase . . . isn’t Billy grand?

After!

After!

Still need to rearrange some, but much better

Still need to rearrange some, but much better

New review/borrowed book shelf

New review/borrowed book shelf

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13 thoughts on “New bookcase!

  1. This looks great! I should probably get a new shelf too. Or just put order in the one I have right now; it’s big enough to put two rows of books in front of each other, but I hate when books are hidden behind others. Silly I know!

  2. c’mon..you KNOW you want to reorganize those books by color–so aesthetically pleasing. i did it in my den and LOVE it. so pretty–and my bookcase is also from ikea (but i added glass doors to keep the dust at bay).

  3. Meg,
    I love Billy!!! And can I say that you’re books look so much more inviting on the new bookshelf!!!

    Thanks for the advice on Fourth Comings and I’ll take your word and pick up #3 again and finish them up!! 🙂

  4. I love how your big stacks cleaned up into this beautiful book shelf! We swear by Billy bookshelves too – and everytime we go to IKEA, they’re always out of extra shelves, it seems.

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