Saturday, January 14, 2012

Library Reveal

The library is done and I couldn't be happier! I had a vision of what I wanted this room to look like and it turned out even better than I could have imagined! 


The last thing to do was put the MDF top and trim on the bookcases.




We used 1 long piece so there weren't any seams. All the nail holes were filled in with spackle and the MDF was primed.




Then Handyman Hubby added the trim. He hates doing the trim and mitering the corners. It would help if he had a better saw. I think he did a great job!




Here is the MDF and trim all painted and looking purdy!



Doesn't it look like one big bookcase? 



Here's the other side of the room . . .







Some fun close up pictures . . .









This is looking out at the front door and foyer from the library. See my vintage EXIT sign above the door? You know, just in case you can't find the way out.  : )




The only thing I still want to change is the orange-y stair rail. I was thinking of painting it white but someone suggested black. Hmmm . . what do you think?

Update! Here is the stair rail painted white and the door painted black. Much better!



If you'd like to see the progress of this room click here, here and here.


One last photo of the before . . . wow!  What a difference!!






HAVE AN AWESOME WEEKEND!!!



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63 comments:

  1. hiya your room looks fab, shelves do look seamless and the art wall is just fabulous
    thanks for sharing
    happy reading
    xmaggiex

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  2. Oh my gosh, Lori, it looks fantastic! Don't you want to just sit in there and stare at the room? You did such a great job. The bookcases look great (good job Handyman Hubby). I love your color scheme and all of your special accessories. Ithink your railing would look really nice painted black.

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  3. I am very jealous of your bookcases. They (and everything else in the your room) look great!
    Eilis
    my-heart-lives-here.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow Lori - that is a fantastic transformation. I have really enjoyed seeing the progress of this room. Awesomness xx Nat
    http://northshoredays.blogspot.com/

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  5. this room is so lovely. The color palette is so relaxing & soothing.

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  6. Love:) Love the bookcase, the colors and the gallery wall. So glad I found your blog.

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  7. It looks beautiful... the whole room!

    Tania

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  8. I am amazed at the transformation of this room! You guys are incredible ~ pat yourselves on the back for a job well done! Can't wait to see it in person ;)

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  9. Your library is amazing. Makes me want to turn our den into a library! If only hubby could be convinced

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  10. It looks really great, love the color behind the bookshelves. The room stands out because of the gallery wall. It really looks great, and you did an outstanding job. Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday's Best!

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  11. Oh, I LOVE LOVE this! I'm just in the middle of trying to design and build my own custom library with help from my Dad...This sure inspires me! You did a wonderful job!

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  12. What a great space! I love the soft colors used.

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  13. FANTASTIC job - I'd love to hang out here!

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  14. i LOVE this room! i pinning it... it will be a dream room of mine. i am a new follower! thanks fo sharing!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com
    stop by if you have a chance!

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  15. I adore this room, especially the blue accents! You must be thrilled. I am a new follower visiting from Keeping it Simple. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  16. I NEED this room! I think if the staircase is by this room, or is connected somehow, the railing should be one of those blues. Would look so awesome!

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  17. Love the room! The bookcases look great. I love your accessories too! Where did you find that fan?

    Sharon

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  18. You did a phenom job! This is simply gorgeous! Everything from your colors to your accessories are spot on! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  19. I love your new library space! and, your blog. I am your newest follower.

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  20. It's pretty! You used my favorite colors:) I have the same mirror on my mantel. http://designfluff.blogspot.com/2012/01/updated-black-and-white-living-room.html

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  21. Love these! Do you mind sharing your color choice for the back of the book cases? Love it. I'm also interested in your wall color. Thanks!

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  22. Absolutely precious! Loving the turquoise.

    Thanks for the peek ~
    Mary @ SeaQuilts

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  23. Lori,
    Your library looks fabulous! I love it! I'm not sure about the black, I would have to see it ; )
    Great Job!
    Kim

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  24. GORGEOUS room! The bookcase looks awesome and I love the colors. I am having the same white or black problem with a couple of furniture pieces in my bedroom that I want to paint. Thanks so much for sharing at The Creative Spark - I'll be featuring this on Sunday! Fabulous job!
    Jenn :)

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  25. Wow - what a great job you did! Karima

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  26. Amazing job. Nice bookcase(s). ;)

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  27. It looks beautiful!!! Love your choice of colors and all of your artwork.

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  28. WOW! What a wonderful room! I love the pops of color and all the wonderful bookshelves, so pretty! Found you via a Simply Klassic Home!
    XO
    Kristin

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  29. Your room is absolutely gorgeous! Your newest follower! Would love love for you to stop by!!

    Jill@ iknowtheplansihave4you.blogspot.com

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  30. I love all of your fun vintage touches and the pops of pretty blue. The bookcase is great! Thanks for sharing at A Simply Klassic Home!

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  31. Love your library. Where did you find that cute mail basket? I'm on the hunt for one.

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  32. hello dear - just wanted to let you know that you've been FEATURED over at NORTHERN COTTAGE! Come on over & grab a button...A new party is also now open if you'd like to spread the word! xo

    http://www.northerncottage.net/2012/01/northern-cottage-party-features1-23-12.html

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  33. I love love love it! I FB'd it and pinned it! Thank you for sharing at the Weekend Warrior Link Party!

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  34. What a neat idea. I will be featuring it tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST tonight. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much.

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  35. I love it the colours work so well together. Im so glad i have found you i hopped over from clean and sensible. Im also a mum who blogs about love of interiors and savvy shopping.
    Cat x

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  36. love the room it looks amazing and will be so nice to use enjoy it

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  37. I love everything about this room! I featured your room at my link party tonight!

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  38. can you link this again to my party, I had to get a new link, no one but you could link up!!
    Thanks!

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  39. Wonderful room redo - I love everything about it!

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  40. Thank you bunches for linking up to Mop it Up Mondays! This is such an amazing room...I love so many things about it! I think the pop of aqua is my absolute FAVE!!
    {HUGS},
    kristi from ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com

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  41. I featured you Library at my Wait a wee Meenit Wednesday party!
    stop by for a button!

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  43. This is just amazing. I have been plotting to create a his and hers office in our home using grey and aqua and will definitely pin this for inspiration! Great job!

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  44. Awesome awesome library! That's such a great space!

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  45. I've always wanted a library...I've finagled them in the past by putting shelves in those awkward nooks and stuff, but nothing like that!

    Library envy!

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  46. I love the all-white decor with just a splash of teal on the table and inside the shelving, it looks great!

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  47. Awesome transformation! I love the colors you used!

    http://www.remodelandolacasa.com

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  48. I love it! The small pops of color on the table, bookshelves, etc are too cute. Great job!

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  49. Huge difference! The bookshelves look great. I agree, you must paint the handrail black! Very classic and beautiful!

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  50. Thanks so much for linking up and for grabbing a button!

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  51. Nice before and after! The color is a much better choice than the red ;-). THanks for sharing.

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  52. I saw this post over on Hometalk and I had to stop by for the step-by-step instructions! What a great project and I need to make this for the upstairs!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  53. Lovely! Love the pops of colour and the trim on the bookcases looks great. Still having a small table is a great idea. I can imagine sitting there doing a puzzle or having a cup of tea and enjoying a great book. I am often tempted to turn our dining room into a library but have decided to eventually add a library area (aka bookcases) to our not often used living room.

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  54. Love the way you have used these shelves to put colour in the room - gorgeous!

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  55. Just wanted to stop by and thank you again for linking this up. You're one of the top twelve clicked features for the entire year of 2012 for Mop It Up Mondays! You're being featured in The Best of Mop It Up Mondays today! http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/12/the-best-of-mop-it-up-monday-features.html

    Here's to many more fabulous projects in 2013!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  56. Thank you sooooo much for linking this up to the Delightfully Noted Best of 2012 Showcase party! I am in love with every stinken detail in this room. From the blue inside the bookcases to the vintage fan; whoa what a transformation! AND I have a similiar staircase banister and was thinking of staining it darker but now that I see how great yours looks painted white I am rethinking my whole plan!

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  57. The library is beautiful! I see many ideas I will be taking away from this room...awesome!

    Jen
    http://throughmycreativemind.blogspot.com/

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