To my chagrin, I couldn't center everything because of the thermostat box. However, I thought I was pretty clever to do the measurements and cut an opening for it to stick through the back.
But, I'm getting ahead of myself here. Upon putting them against the wall, I rediscovered the wonkiness of our floors. Not only were they not level, but they wouldn't sit side by side without gaps between. My husband attached them to each other. The units became one, so to speak, and I was able to attach the trim pieces.
I painted the inside backs a pretty, bright blue. Made cutouts for the thermostat and electrical outlets on either side. In the meantime, I had begun the process of sorting and bringing over books from the other house. There are years and years of schoolbooks to sort, keep, or giveaway! Not to mention, the other books we need. (And I do mean need!)
^ The picture above is before trim pieces.
< Here's a shot of the trim piece I attached to the tops of the bookshelves. I just used Liquid Nails to do the job. I attached plain trim at the center of the units to make it look more like one piece rather than two. Also, I put thin molding at the base to make the unit appear more uniform since the bottom edges of the tall and short cases were different.
The left side is for
and some old favorites....
On the right side are Bibles, reference books, study guides, non-fiction, and the grandkids books and toys.
Just so you know, this isn't all my books. But I didn't really want the shelves in the main room to be overflowing. There will be more upstairs in my room when I get another shelf put together. My dad and I are working on a knock-off of one I saw in World Market that turns like a lazy susan with a full-length mirror on one side and shelves on the other! I am super-excited about that one!!
This beautiful glass handmade candleholder is a housewarming gift from my sister-in-law.
Isn't it lovely? One of her friend makes these.
Thanks for visiting today and have a lovely week!
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