Thank you so much for your patience during our move. The new house is wonderful! Even more so, because I now have an entire room for my books. Click ‘more’ to see some before and after shots. The library is not finished yet, but I wanted to give you an idea.
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I was shocked at the emptiness of my library. After unpacking over forty cases, I thought I had missed a couple. In our old house and in my old bookcases there seemed to be so much more books. On the other hand, I am glad my books did not fill all the shelves. That would mean we moved house for nothing! I hope this library will be future proof and will not be full for a couple of years.
This is what the room looked like when we were installing the cases:
Then, I did some paintwork to the wall you see above. I got a fantastic table from the parents of my husband. My father-in-law restored it himself. I got my new chairs in the room and the faux fireplace kindly left behind by the previous owners of the house. Then the unpacking took place. The hubby and I made a little party out of it. Glass of wine at hand and the unpacking could begin.
There is still some work to do. I have to paint the blue pipe in the corner and hang my beautiful Tiffany lamp, which I got second hand from the internet. I also have to decorate around the fireplace, to make it cozy. And last of all I am going to start searching for a nice little table to put between the chairs. Anyway, this is what my library looks today. Be sure to let me know what you think!