Last weekend we had some cold rainy weather, and well, it seemed like the perfect weekend to hang out at home and work on my living room makeover. Remember this moodboard that Jessie at Mix and Chic created for me?
Well, now that I've added the rug and had already owned the ottoman, the next step was to put up some bookcases. She suggested the Billy bookcases from Ikea. I made my husband stop off at Ikea with me last week and load up four of the wide bookcases. Then this weekend, I spent time doing this:
(Please pay no attention to the dog bed and toys. Gus of course likes to help with any project around the house and be right under my feet the entire time.)
In the moodboard, Jessie had originally used patterned paper for the back of the bookcases, but since we have added a busy chevron printed rug, we decided to keep the backs of the bookcases a solid color. I was eager to get this done, so I used the blue paint I had leftover from our master bedroom. I also did not have a proper paint rolling pan, so of course I resorted to using an aluminum pan. Worked just fine!
Here is the first bookcase that was put together! I was so excited to see what it was going to look like.
And now we have two put together! Looking good.
And well this is where it all went downhill. :( The space on the other side of the fireplace doesn't quite have enough room. Seriously!?! I mean it couldn't be! But yes, no way were those babies were going to squeeze in there...sadly. Ummm gotta love these types of mishaps.
No worries, I do have a plan. So back to Ikea I went and purchased two more of the narrower bookcases. :) Hubby is really excited about all of this by the way. haha I at least hooked back up the cable box last night so the tv is back in service. Looking forward to finishing up this project and getting back to you all with the update soon.